Jennifer received her B.S. in Chemistry with a certificate in Biochemistry from Georgia Tech in 1995. She studied under Dr. Peter E. Jensen at Emory University where she was awarded her Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis in 2001. After conducting postdoctoral research fellowships in the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia and the Division of Endocrinology at Emory University, Jennifer joined the Georgia Tech School of Biology as an Academic Professional in 2005. Jennifer directed the academic advising program of the School of Biology until 2012 and regularly teaches courses such as Immunology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Introductory Biology.
Jennifer was the winner of the 2012 Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award and the 2010 CETL Undergraduate Educator Award at Georgia Tech.
As the Integrated Science Curriculum Coordinator for the College of Sciences, Jennifer works to develop interdisciplinary connections in introductory undergraduate lab science courses with the goal of increasing enthusiasm for science and scientific literacy in Georgia Tech students.