Assistant Instructor, Office Manager, and Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Office: CMC 202F
Jennifer is originally from Chicago, Illinois but has lived in Tampa Bay since 1992. She graduated from USF St. Pete with her BA in Anthropology in 2007 and finished her MA in Women's and Gender Studies, as well as a graduate certificate in Women's Health in 2012. Her Master's thesis, Don't Blame It on My Ovaries: Exploring the Lived Experience of Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and the Creation of Discourse explores her own experience and that of other individuals diagnosed with PCOS in an effort to prompt health care professionals to listen to and validate embodied knowledge.
In 2009, Jennifer took over the Human Sexual Behavior course from her mentor Dr. Marilyn Myerson. The course was originally developed in the mid-1970s and has grown and evolved along with ever-changing notions about sexuality, gender, and health.
In addition to teaching, Jennifer is also the Office Manager and Grad Program Coordinator for the department.
Her research interests include women’s health, reproductive justice, and fat studies.
When Jennifer isn't on campus, she enjoys spending time with her husband and a passel of cats.
Master of Arts, Women's Studies, University of South Florida, 2012
Graduate Certificate, Women's Health - College of Public Health, University of South Florida , 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of South Florida - St. Petersburg, 2007