Jennifer received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Type 03 certification from Eastern Illinois University in 2004. After a short time in youth recreation, she began teaching at the elementary level in District 46 located in Grayslake, Illinois. Six years later, Jennifer moved to Chicago and took some time away from teaching to raise her children. During that time, she volunteered at Stock Preschool where she eventually became their Fundraising Chair. As Fundraising Chair at Stock, Jennifer’s primary responsibility was to raise funds to support the music program. This experience ignited an interest and passion for helping youth organizations secure the resources necessary to serve children in need.