Jennesa earned her BA from Augustana College in Business Administration and Spanish. She earned her MBA from Northern Illinois University. Jennesa spent over a decade at Motorola in international business and marketing. After leaving the business world she went into public schools to work with kids as a substitute teacher and mentor. Her journey into parenthood had not been easy; personally experiencing infertility, miscarriage, postpartum depression, adoption, and infant loss. All of those life events led her back to school to pursue her Master of Social Work degree at Southern Illinois University with a focus on Mental Health.