Bachelor of Arts in music: voice and composition, Rice University; Master of Music, media writing and production, University of Miami
Jen joined Colorado Public Radio in 2018, continuing her public radio career. Jen began her work in public radio at WAMU in Washington, D.C. in 2005. Through 2011, Jen was the Music Content Manager/Program Director for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. Jen’s radio show, Capital Americana aired on WAMU from 2008-2015.
A professional singer and guitar player, Jen released her full length album, Amphibious Heart, in 2015. From 2011-2016, Jen lived in Austin, Texas where she performed solo and with ensembles, including the GRAMMY-winning Conspirare. Currently, Jen sings with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir and St. John’s Cathedral, performs with folk duo The Truth About August, and teaches at Swallow Hill Music.
Jen led WAMU’s Bluegrass Country to win the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters HD Radio Multicast Award