Jennifer is the Progressive Choice

Scientist. Problem Solver. Mom


Jennifer is a scientist, mom of four young children, and has been a resident of the 5th district for more than 20 years. She and her husband have been married for 18 years.  Her family has several pets, including her 19-year old pug named Milo.

As a professional, Jennifer has worked as an Environmental Chemist, Educator, and Process Improvement Leader. She graduated from Purdue University with honors and degrees in both Chemistry and Biology.  She minored in mathematics and earned a Master Black Belt (MBB) in Lean Six Sigma. Jennifer worked in healthcare for more than a decade to improve processes for clinical trials all over the world.


Jennifer is the only candidate in her race to explicitly support Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and other progressive policies. Her experience as a scientist is especially helpful in these times.


Jennifer was born in a small farming town in northwestern Pennsylvania where some of her family members still farm today. She is the oldest of 5 children. Her mother was a nurse, and is one of the reasons she is running.  After serving her life as a nurse, her mother got cancer and the insurance companies dropped her, leaving her to fight cancer with no insurance.  She eventually lost her battle with cancer with limited medical treatment available. That should never happen in America, but is unfortunately an all too common story.

Her father owned several auto-parts stores and still runs a small business. As a child, her father would take her family traveling around the country, camping, hiking, and learning about our nation’s history.  Her grandparents, on both sides, served in WWII, WWI, Civil, and Revolutionary wars. One of her grandfathers served in both WWI and then again in WWII alongside his son and future son-in-law. Growing up around such service, she feels a deep gratitude and connection to our country and the values that shaped our nation.

Jennifer is a person of faith. She is a parishioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she also teaches Sunday School and is active with music ministries.  Jennifer and her family are also actively involved in local performing arts.

I am the Progressive choice


Jennifer is a mom of four young children and treasures this role as her most important one.  Our children are the very reason she’s running. She will challenge the status quo and fight for real action and solutions to the critical issues of our time.  Jennifer will fight like a mother so that our policies, tax code, and laws work for the People and leave future generations a healthier planet.


Jennifer is a Chemist and Biologist. She graduated with honors from Purdue University with a B.S. in Chemistry, B.A. in Biology, and minor in Mathematics. She earned her MBB in statistics Process Improvement (Lean Six Sigma).

Jennifer has worked for the environment in many ways – as an Environmental Chemist, Educator, and Advocate. As an Environmental Chemist, she tested environmental samples for EPA compliance and clean-up sites. As a grassroots organizer, she worked for the Sierra Club to advocate for clean water, clean air, and endangered species. She has also worked at zoos and nature centers to care for animals and to educate children and to help connect people with nature.

Jennifer worked in healthcare for over a decade where she managed teams all over the world to improve clinical trials processes. Jennifer currently teaches community science classes and is writing a children’s book.

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