Jennifer graduated with her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Buffalo with a patent in drug delivery from polymer devices. Through her academic journey, she has been a passionate advocate of instilling excitement and love for science and technology in children. During her graduate studies, she worked with her advisor to develop interactive “hands-on-activities” that were implemented into the Buffalo New York Public Schools science curriculum for students, 4-12th grade. After graduation, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Chemical Engineering Department at Columbia University, bringing her extensive expertise in teaching and research in STEM education to programs like Double Discovery Center at Columbia College. At present, Jennifer is an Associate Adjunct Lecturer of Chemistry at CUNY York College and Touro College where she reminds her students that all the technological things we use in our everyday would not exist without STEM education.