St. Louis Rotary Club 11 | St Louis, MO


Jennifer has been a Registered Nurse working with pediatric and neonatal patients since 1999. She worked as a traveling nurse in the U.S. for many years before taking her current position in the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco in 2007.

She loves working with experts in the field of neonatology and state-of-the-art technologies to save babies’ lives. She also works closely with families of patients, helping them understand clinical conditions, treatments, and procedures. It’s working with the families of these precious little lives that led her to become the founder of GiFT. The struggle to keep a family intact while dealing with the raw emotions of having a critically ill infant can be overwhelming. Jennifer hopes to alleviate some of the stress associated with these heart wrenching moments in life.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and an Associates Degree in Nursing from Saint Louis Community College at Forest Park. She enjoys yoga, hiking, motorcycling in the woods, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.