Jennifer grew up in New Jersey and began to draw at a very young age. She studied neuroscience in college. She attained her Ph.D. in 2001 after conducting anthropological fieldwork in Mexico. Although her experience in Mexico was rich, Jennifer longed for artistic creativity. In August of 2001, Jennifer spent a month in Spain, France, and Italy where she saw masterworks that would become her inspiration. Jennifer has taken art classes at Laguna Gloria Art School, the Austin Fine Arts School and at the Art Students League in Denver. She has been teaching figure and portrait painting in oils since 2005. In 2018, she cofounded Atelier Dojo, a realist art academy in Austin, Texas. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe. Her portraits have received awards by the Portrait Society of America and she was awarded Best Visual Artist by the Austin Chronicle's Readers Poll and nominated by the Austin Critics Table for Austins' Best Visual Artist. Last year she had her first international solo exhibition at the Chimera Gallery in Mullingar, Ireland. When not painting, she is adventuring through life with her son Karlo and husband Jeff either on bicycle or unicycle.