A 2000 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Jenna worked as a newspaper photojournalist for 10 years at The Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune and the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune. While on assignment, Jenna has had many adventures. She has been chased by hungry pit bulls, stepped on by a confused presidential candidate and accidentally tackled by a 300-pound linebacker, all in the name of journalism.
In 2010, while riding out the tough economy, Jenna started a personal project online titled "All Thrifty States." The multimedia project documents scenes, people and items found in thrift stores across America to explore consumption patterns and promote environmentally conscious shopping.
Jenna began her project by visiting thrift stores in 10 states on her own dime. After raising funds through a pledge drive on Kickstarter and securing a sponsorship from Goodwill®, she recently completed a 30-state RV tour of thrift stores. She still has 10 states to visit and is now working to raise donations to complete the project.
Jenna has won numerous awards for her work in editorial writing, photojournalism, photo editing and multimedia. She is currently based in Washington, D.C., and serves as the secretary for Women Photojournalists of Washington.