Jennifer received her degree in Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado, where she grew up. After graduating and looking for a new adventure she moved to Boston where she first worked as an Account Executive at Schwartz Communications before finding her love and passion for nonprofit work at Wide Horizons for Children and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
As Communications and Development Coordinator, she solicits auction and raffle items as well as giveaway items for participants at our vital events throughout the year, researches opportunities for grant funding and works with the Governors in the Northeast to declare May as Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month. She also uses her background in public relations to work with the news media to spread awareness of events, proclamations, and individual stories of those affected by the disorder.
Jennifer lives in Reading, MA with her beautiful daughter, Audrey, named after her favorite actress and love for old movies, Audrey Hepburn. When not at work, Jennifer loves helping Audrey with her homework, acting as assistant troop leader for Audrey’s Girl Scouts Troop, taking Barre Yoga classes and dining out at new restaurants in the area.
“Like many people, I was not aware of what neurofibromatosis was before joining the organization and I hope to help change that so it is a household word. I have enjoyed getting to know all of the families in our community affected by neurofibromatosis because it helps to see the personal side of a disorder that is not as widely known as it should be.”