Jennifer is from Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. Her undergraduate degree is in English Language and Literature and her postgraduate degree is in Montessori Education, from the Institute of Advanced Montessori Studies (IAMS). Jennifer has been living and working in Beijing since 1991. She worked as a Lead Teacher at The Montessori School of Beijing from 1996 to 2003 and as the Director of ESOL Programs from 2003 to 2004. Jennifer started The Learning Center in 2004 after noticing an increasing need for extra curricular academic support, and not finding anywhere in Beijing to meet those needs. In addition to being the founder of The Learning Center, Jennifer is also the mother of three adorable sons; Elliot, Jeremy and Joshua.