Jennifer is a Professor of Economics at both Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.  Her focus is on smart economic development and conservation of our natural resources. Her students will confirm that she is passionate about efficient investment in infrastructure and preparing for the economy of the future.  That is why she decided to run as the Democratic nominee for the Lake County Board.

Jennifer is currently the Lake County Board Commissioner for District 15 representing Libertyville and parts of Mundelein and is also on the Lake County Forest Preserves Board. As Commissioner, she serves on the Financial and Administrative Committee, Public Works, Planning and Transportation Committee and the Energy and the Environment Committees for the County Board.

She has been an enthusiastic volunteer in her community as a Swim Team and Water Polo mom, Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout Leader and as a volunteer at the local food pantry.

Jennifer lives in Libertyville with her husband Brian and daughters Sara and Mia. Eight years ago, they adopted a beautiful shepherd named Pip from Orphans of the Storm shelter. Along with her family, Pip loves the Forest Preserve dog parks, especially Independence Grove.

Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a BA in Economics and earned her law degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign.