Jen was born in Seattle, WA. She moved to Providence during high school for factory work in the jewelry industry. Jennifer met one of her best friends at New Urban Arts about 7 years ago. Her name is Ashley. After a couple months of being friends they decided to develop the fashion program together. Jenn still comes to the studio to help students that are interested in creations of wearable arts. Outside of New Urban Arts she teaches art at the YMCA, is a part-time minister at Victory Outreach Center; and also freelances for special projects every now and then. Jenn likes making art that involves messes, smudging, sewing, cooking and eating, listening and reflecting.