Q. What’s the most meaningful part of working with the Florida Network?
Jeniffer: “The combination of coming to work every day knowing that the data I work with represents the stories of young people and their families, along with the incredible minds and hearts of my colleagues within the Florida Network.”
Q: What do you wish you had more time for each day?
Jeniffer: “Working and being in a doctoral program has made it difficult to have as much time as I would like for myself and my loved ones, especially my partner and my pup.”
Q. What book have you read that has impacted you most and why?
Jeniffer: “‘When Breath Becomes Air’ because it is about a neurosurgeon who navigates a terminal cancer diagnosis. I read it shortly after losing my grandfather to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and it helped me throughout graduate school.”
Q. What keeps you going when you feel pressure or uncertainty?
Jeniffer: “Going through a difficult surgery when I was 19 gave me a strong sense of direction, so I tend to turn introspective in moments of pressure or uncertainty to align my actions with my values.”
Q. What is something about the Florida Network you wish more people knew about?
Jeniffer: “Although our team is diverse in our academic backgrounds and skillsets, we all share a heart for the work that we do. Relationships are at the core of everything that we do.”
Q. What’s your favorite weekend activity?
Jeniffer: “Watching UGA win football games. Go Dawgs!”
Q. Who inspires you?
Jennifer: “My parents. They have shown up and sacrificed for my brother and me in ways I can never adequately thank them. Beyond that, their hearts, dedication, and the way they love others inspires me.”
Q. What do you want your legacy to be?
Jeniffer: “I want to make a meaningful difference, and to be remembered as someone who was assiduous and compassionate.”
Learn more about our team at https://floridanetwork.org/about/network-team/