From a small town in Vermont, Jenny is a freelance writer and researcher. When she was nine years old, she, like her father and grandmother, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. Jenny attended Franklin Pierce University, where she majored in Philosophy and Sociology and completed her M.S. in Human Service from Springfield College.
After a proctocolectomy in her early 20s, Jenny entered a period of remission, where she learned the joy of living a full life with an ostomy. Unfortunately, this remission period ended with a severe Crohn’s flare that changed her life.
As she sought how to cope with this life-changing disease recurrence, Jenny was immediately drawn to Girls with Gut’s mission and vision, and shortly after connecting with the GWG Facebook community, she applied to be a blogger. After starting in the role of blogger, her love for GWG was instant, and she quickly sought out more opportunities to volunteer. As the Director of Communications, she is excited to be part of an organization and larger advocacy movement that ensures that no one has to navigate IBD/ostomy life alone.