Through everything I’ve done in my life, serving others has been core to my beliefs. What greater way to serve the world we live in than to be part of creating and shaping its future; and what greater way to serve our next generation than to be someone that encourages and empowers them so that they may go out and accomplish great things for themselves, their communities, and this world.”

Jennifer’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Mathematics

“I have always loved math, especially applied mathematics. Math is this incredible tool we have to help us model and make sense of the world around us. It helps us make decisions and predictions; it helps us communicate and explain; and it provides evidence to support or invalidate the claims we make. I’m passionate about the science of math and want to help students discover the applicability and benefits of it as a tool in their own life.”

Professional Experience

Jennifer served in the U.S. Air Force from 1998 to 2014. She graduated from, instructed at, and designed curriculum for the U.S. Air Force’s Weapons School—an elite program designed to train expert instructors in critical thinking, problem-solving, integration, and systems employment. As a C-17 Instructor Pilot, Jennifer taught flight operations for normal and emergency procedures, safety, crew resource management, and tactics to C-17 aircrew members both in flight and in classroom settings. 

From 2014 to 2016, Jennifer worked as a Senior Product Manager at Amazon. In this role, she led the integration of Amazon’s Last Mile Delivery Network with Amazon’s larger transportation network and laid the foundation for the last-mile delivery network that now delivers more than 30% of all U.S. shipments.  

From 2016 to 2018, Jennifer worked as a Senior Aerospace Consultant and Strategic Advisor for Sila Solutions Group, a national consulting firm that provides management and technology solutions to Fortune 500 companies.

Beginning in 2018, Jennifer worked as the Vice President of Operations for DroneSeed, a Seattle-based startup with a mission of combating climate change by replanting forests utilizing drone technology. She continues her service with DroneSeed in a part-time capacity as the Director of Regulatory Affairs, serving as their primary liaison to state, federal, and international regulatory agencies.  

Jennifer will begin her teaching career during the 2020–2021 school year at the Tacoma Institute of Industrial Design, Engineering and Arts.  

Volunteer Experience

Jennifer volunteered as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She also ran in several triathlons with Team in Training to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Jennifer and her family currently work with the Tacoma Rescue Mission in Tacoma, Washington, to provide meals once a week to community members in need.  


Jennifer enjoys spending her time with her husband, Mike, and two children—Annie and Steven. She enjoys swimming, biking, reading, sewing, playing cards, board games, and being outdoors as much as possible.  

Academic Background

  • University of Puget Sound (Master of Arts in Teaching)
  • Southern Methodist University (Master of Science in Operations Research)
  • U.S. Air Force Academy (Bachelor of Science in Management, Minor in Mathematics)