As a youth, Jenny navigated the open ocean every summer on a forty-foot sailboat her father built from scratch in their Queens, New York, driveway. The first in her family to pursue higher education, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and a PhD in Epidemiology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Jenny then joined the Peace Corps. For two years, she raised Tilapia from a one room bamboo hut in a tiny indigenous community. Jenny grew vegetables and taught health, sustainable agriculture, and animal husbandry while learning how to beat her clothes clean on river rocks and kayak Andean snow melt.
Back in the developed world, she works with non-profit animal rescue groups and has performed over twenty thousand spay and neuter surgeries. She’s been a clinical instructor, as well as published original research on temporal and spatial disease modeling in international peer-review journals.
While in graduate school, moments of consciousness tugged at Jenny's heart strings, and writing emerged as part of Jenny’s creative purpose. When she is not writing, she's often in the mountains of Appalachia or on the wooded trails of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. She resides on a city “homestead” replete with three cats and four chickens, and cultivates organic vegetables in a homespun greenhouse made of repurposed windows. She also practices Ashtanga Yoga and studies Buddhist and Kundalini philosophy. Jenny, her partner James and their daughter Juniper, inch towards the shared dream of joyful, conscious living in a peaceful, sustainable world.