Jennifer has a B.S. in biology from the University of Alabama and an M.S. in entomology from the University of Georgia.
Jennifer began at the District in 2011 as an environmental biologist. Since 2015 she has managed the Surveillance and Quality Control Department, which collects adult mosquitoes, tests those mosquitoes for arboviruses, examines pesticide product efficacy, and evaluates control products and strategies targeted at mosquitoes and fire ants. Her work includes collaborating with researchers from universities and government agencies to explore novel control strategies for vectors in the desert. In addition to her responsibilities at the District, Jennifer is an active participant in the mosquito control community through service in professional organizations.
Jennifer currently serves as the President for the Entomological Society of America and serves on several committees in the ESA. She is a Board Certified Entomologist. She chaired the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California from 2017 until 2020 and is still an active member. Jennifer has been a member of the American Mosquito Control Association's Science and Technology Committee since 2017 and is the current chair.