Jennifer was born in Louisiana and moved to Florida at 6 months of age. She grew up in Orlando and graduated from Boone High School. She attended Florida Atlantic University after high school, but traveled home to Orlando on holidays and summers where she worked as a Medial Assistant for the Pediatric Surgery team. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2002 and moved back to Orlando to work in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at Arnold Palmer Hospital as a Registered Nurse.
While working at Arnold Palmer, Jennifer went back to school at the University of Central Florida where she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing- Pediatric Specialty, graduating in 2005. She then joined back with the Pediatric Surgery team as their first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Jennifer opened up the first pediatric outpatient burn clinic at Arnold Palmer Hospital in August of 2007 and continues to watch the clinic grow. While working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she returned to school and recently obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Florida in May of 2010. She is currently the Chair of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Advance Nursing Council.
She continues to do what she loves each day, working with the Pediatric Surgery team at Arnold Palmer Hospital as a Nurse Practitioner. Her current research interests include pediatric burn treatment, neonatal surgery and pediatric trauma.
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