As a cultural worker and educator, Jennifer has taught and mentored teachers in public and private schools for twenty years. She holds an M.A. in Literacy Development and a B.A. in Human Development. Prior tojoining the Manzanita team, she developed and implemented curriculum that invited students to identify and pursue their passions, develop their authentic voice, and apply this critical knowledge to become “change agents” in their own lives, as well as their communities. During the summer, Jennifer works with young people ages 8-17 exploring the rich and diverse natural environments of California. Jennifer is deeply grateful to be apart of the Manzanita community! She is joined by her two children, Rubey Grace and Noah.