Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1996. She earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1997. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana in 2000. Her professional experience includes working as a clinical social worker in adolescent residential care, home health/hospice care, and mental health care settings. She has also taught as both an adjunct and full time instructor with Indiana State University Department of Social Work since 2007. She joined Hamilton Center, Inc. as the Program Manager for Vigo County Support Services in December 2012.