In her own words: I work with incredible businesses, philanthropists, and researchers that are doing innovative things for horticultural businesses. I get to strategize, write, encourage, and create. Sharing these meaningful stories, making change, and making connections are major parts of my day-to-day work.
Jen's relationship with plants: When I think of plants, my reaction is two-fold--but both engender a singular emotion: gratefulness. First, as a member of the "latchkey generation," much of my childhood was spent on my bike riding around, finding parks, hiking in the woods with my brother, wading in the Allegheny River collecting crawdads all set to the beautiful backdrop of the Allegheny forest. Second, as a fresh-out-of-college young professional, I landed what I thought of then as my "first" communications job. Little did I know that job would quickly become a much-loved career in horticulture.
Her dream job? Dream jobs include: sea glass collector, filler of half-full glasses, and artist.