Jen is currently a second-year doctoral student at Eastern Michigan University in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program. Prior to starting the doctorate program, she earned her master's degree in clinical psychology at Missouri State University. She has worked with young children and adolescents in her undergraduate practicum where she primarily conducted groups for improving body image in young females. Her research interests include studying health behaviors across the lifespan with a specific emphasis on eating behavior. She is clinically interested in treating eating pathology and obesity across the lifespan and within the family system.