Jennifer's writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Jezebel.com, US. News and World Report, and Foreign Policy.com
For several years she was the sole American working for a Japanese media company in Tokyo, which brought international artists, including Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, to Asia for concert tours. While traveling solo through Asia and Africa for 18 months, she witnessed the impact of extreme poverty on children, which inspired her to become an advocate for orphans and vulnerable children in developing countries. She played a lead role in efforts to lobby the US Congress for a 10% earmark to benefit children in the AIDS, TB & Malaria Bill of 2003. She later became the Executive Director of Global Action for Children (GAC), which led civil society efforts for the passage and implementation PL-109-95 “Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005”.
She of holds a BA in Journalism from UMASS, Amherst and a Masters in Policy Management from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.