Jennifer founded the NEC Society in January 2014 after the loss of her 11-month old son Micah. Micah developed NEC when he was six weeks old, which resulted in a host of life-threating complications. Micah passed away from these complications in December of 2012. Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has over 10 years of experience working in and leading non-profit organizations. She has planned and led dozens of diverse, large events including multidisciplinary trainings, advocacy days at the Capitol, benefit concerts, and blood drives. She has spoken at local, state, national, and international conferences, and regularly writes for the Huffington Post. Jennifer has appeared in dozens of media pieces including print, radio, TV, and documentary films. She is a trained community organizer and social worker.