Jennifer writes women’s fiction and creative non-fiction. She grew up in Iowa and, after graduating from Smith College and the Georgetown University Law Center, practiced corporate and immigration law. She is the author of the debut novel PAINTED HANDS (St. Martin's Press) and the co-editor of FAITHFULLY FEMINIST (White Cloud Press). Her writing has been published in The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and elsewhere. She has spoken about religion and gender at a variety of academic and cultural institutions, including Columbia University, Brown University, Xavier University, the Boston Public Library, and the Jewish Community Center in New York City. Additionally, she has been featured on both radio and television, including Boston’s WCVB-TV.
Jennifer lives in the Chicago area where she is currently at work on a memoir about converting to Islam for marriage as a twenty-something feminist and lawyer, and the unconventional, unexpected, and ultimately-effective things she did to reclaim her life after her divorce.