Jennifer was raised in the Peekskill-Buchanan area. Her father owned a construction company that inspired her to pursue a career in engineering. During her senior year of high school, she interned for NYPA in an engineering work study program. After completing her degree in civil engineering at the Steven Institute of Technology, she worked at Turner Construction from 2001-2011. In 2011 she was hired as a First Line Maintenance Supervisor at Indian Point. In 2016, her role was promoted to Work Control Superintendent. Her brother also works in security at Indian Point.