Once she learned her dual passions for writing and fostering relationships could find harmony within a career, Jennifer was on the first flight to Chicago to join the city’s bustling PR industry. Since her first exposure to media relations, Jennifer’s ability to communicate a client’s impact to the media and foster company engagement with employees has grown into a fierce commitment to customer service.
At Hawthorne, Jennifer supports teams across industries such as healthcare, construction and commercial real estate, and business. Jennifer leverages her experience of entering a virtual workforce amidst a global pandemic to draft communications on remote team building and provide insights related to return-to-work protocols, industry trends, and the future business landscape for global companies and local small businesses. She also supports a wide range of media relations efforts, securing coverage on outlets such as WVON and ABC 7 Chicago.
Prior to joining Hawthorne, Jennifer worked in e-commerce marketing, enhancing brand awareness and gaining video experience through idea generation and editing, and as an on-screen company spokesperson. Jennifer also has political experience, spending a semester on Capitol Hill communicating with constituents and legislative staff to support the daily operations of the office, and gained media relations and new business experience through her positions at Loyola’s student-run communications agency.
When she is not drafting internal HR communications or strategizing how to best share and communicate a client’s message, she is earning her MBA at Loyola University Chicago. She is also an avid reader and enjoys fostering her creative energy through embroidery and writing poetry.
Education: Loyola University Chicago, Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations
Coffee Order: Iced blonde vanilla latte with soy
Currently Reading: The Walker on Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont
One Fact about Jennifer that Might Surprise You: When Jennifer was in 7th grade, she became a published poet after entering a national youth poetry contest. (Although she didn’t win the contest, her mother still has the book at her childhood home in California.)