Jennifer completed a Teachers College Diploma majoring in Art and Maths and later completed a degree in Education (graduating in the top 5%) and a Graduate Diploma of Theology. She taught Primary level children for 8 years and then worked from home while rearing 3 children. During this time she did a certificate course in Lay Preaching, and started and supervised a licensed preschool. She has written songs and poems, made art works and screen printed items, self published books and jointly owned and operated a printing business, bought and maintained rental properties and been on a number of voluntary committees including including FUW, CEGACT and COACTEA. She spent some years teaching at the secondary level, Art, visual merchandising, screen-printing, guitar and IT. In 2000 she emigrated to Australia. In 2003 as well as teaching, she completed an IT Diploma in multimedia integration and became president of the ACT branch of the AFGW. In 2004 she published her 5th book, began two certificate courses (Screen + Work Place Training and Assessment) and made and exhibited her first piece of digital Art. In 2012 she retired from permanent teaching.