Jennifer received a Ph.D. in Population Biology in 2002 from the University of California, Davis where she was awarded the Allen G. Marr Prize for Best Dissertation. Currently she is an Associate Professor at University of New Mexico. Jenn has had an active research program at RMBL since 2008, conducting research on fungal endophytes in grasses and mentoring students. She currently serves on RMBL’s Facilities Committee. She has had continuous NSF funding since 2003.