Jen is the Director of the Center for Children’s Spirituality at TIANS (the Trinity Institute for Applied Neuroscience and Spirituality). She is a certified teacher and most recently worked at the national award-winning Breakthrough Magnet School in Hartford CT. Jen received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at New Jersey City University and her master’s degree in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University. She is also a graduate of the Women's Leadership Institute program at Hartford Seminary. She is a University of Massachusetts Medical School Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and has received training in Mindful Schools, and the Mindful Life curriculum. Additionally, she completed teacher training with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), an organization that specializes in teen retreats. Jen has certification in Restorative Justice Circle Keeping from Planning Change and has completed Trauma training for working with youth through The Center for Adolescent Studies.