Jennie's interest in caring for moms and babies began when her first child was born while Jennie was still in graduate school. Despite a lot of knowledge and dedication, she struggled to nurse her baby . An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) was able to help Jennie successfully breastfeed her son. Due to this experience, Jennie grew an intense desire to help other moms and babies reach their breastfeeding goals. After she finished her PhD, Jennie completed a rigorous course of didactic training and clinical hours through the University of California, San Diego Lactation Consultant Training Program, and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009.
Jennie is also a breastfeeding researcher. She is active in her professional organizations as Treasurer of the Central Arizona Lactation Consultant Association, and a member of the Marketing and Conference Planning Committees of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).
Jennie and her husband have 4 children who have taught her more about breastfeeding than any other source! In her free time she enjoys gardening, music, and spending way too much time on social media.