Jen started swimming competitively at the age of 7. She was an AAU swimmer throughout high school; highlight of high school was placing 5th in CT state champs in 50 free. She continued her swimming career at Bates College where she was a top 10 New England Swimmer in distance free and fly.
After college Jen received her M. Ed. in psychology from Springfield College. From 1988-90 she was the age group coach for NCAC and the assistant coach for Dartmouth Women’s Swim Team. At that point Jennifer decided to get her teaching degree and taught grade 3 and 4 for 7 years prior to the birth of her first child.
Jen is an avid athlete who competes in the occasional swim meet as well as triathlon, running, and mountain biking events.