Jennifer is an actress/model, ASU graduate, dog mom, wife and cancer survivor. In October 2017, at the age of 41, she was diagnosed with stage iv colorectal cancer. With no history of CRC in her family and no risk factors, she was given an 11% chance of survival. After 4 surgeries, 18 months of chemo and 30 rounds of radiation, she is still here and still fighting.
24 months ago, after being diagnosed, spending 15 days in the hospital, having emergency surgery and losing 20lbs, Jennifer could barely walk 10 feet. Now she is walking red carpets and runways. She likes to say she is “conquering cancer like a Queen” by using her voice and platform to help inform and educate. Jennifer is part of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance buddy program, which pairs newly diagnosed cancer patients with a peer and was recently elected to the Never Too Young advisory board, which works to help raise awareness about young onset colorectal cancer and remove the stigma of CRC. In November 2019, she won the Rookie of the Year award at the Phoenix Undy Run.
Aside from her work raising awareness for young onset CRC, Jennifer is also very passionate about animal rescue and arts in education.
Jennifer loves traveling the world with her husband, Brian and boxer, Isabella, shoe shopping and anything pink!