As a faculty member at ASU’s College of Health Solutions, Jennifer is well-qualified to give advice on juggling the many demands students deal with on a daily basis — but her credentials go even further. As a registered dietitian and certified yoga instructor, Jennifer doesn’t just talk the talk; she walks the walk, both in her teaching and in her personal life.
Jennifer’s journey to become a teacher for ASU Online began, fittingly enough, with her own return to school. Following her graduation from ASU in 2000, she worked for eight years in the marketing department at a large corporate law firm in New York City. During that time, she became interested in yoga, and in 2007, completed her 500-hour professional yoga teaching certification. While her physical health was thriving, she was not emotionally fulfilled by her job, and soon felt ready for a cross-country change of pace.
“I was ready to move back to my home state, so I came back to attend ASU for nutrition,” Jennifer explains “I was accepted into their master’s program that combines a master’s degree in nutrition with a 1,400-hour clinical internship.” Jennifer graduated with her master’s in human nutrition in June 2013, and soon after welcomed her son, Wyatt, into the world with her husband, Jason. When ASU Online approached her about a teaching position, the timing felt right.