Jenny was born and raised in Fairbanks, and even though she has left a few times for her education she always knew that she would return home to Fairbanks to raise a family. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2001, and has been a practicing counselor ever since. After the birth of her first child she began to understand the importance of the transition to motherhood and the difficulties that can come with it. This led her to begin to focus on counseling for women in pregnancy and postpartum, and she received a certificate in Maternal Mental Health in 2015. She has also worked extensively with victims of domestic violence and assault and has specialized training in the treatment of PTSD.