DePaul University in Chicago, respectively.
She is a graduate of B.A.D.A. Shakespeare
Midsummer in Oxford program, The Second City Sketch Comedy Writing Program and The
Groundlings Comedy School, homes to such luminaries as Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Cheryl Hines
and Jennifer Coolidge.
While living in Los Angeles, Jennifer performed with
numerous comedy groups, including
"Tito's Harmony" and "Monkeyshines," and worked on the sets of "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"The Sarah Silverman Programme."
She continued to pursue her love of working with children
as a substitute teacher in elementary school classrooms of the LAUSD and was a mentor for
young filmmakers at the 4th Superfly Experience, hosted
by Longhouse Media's Native Lens
Program, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival.
As a writer, Jennifer has recently developed 2 original sitcom pilots with Emmy-nominated
writer Ellen Sandler ("Everybody Loves Raymond"),
and continues her multi-character comedy
work as the opening emcee for local band “The Help”, a post previously occupied in the 1980’s
by Ellen DeGeneres. It makes Jennifer feel very
proud to be in such company. On stage,
Jennifer was recently seen in "Wine Lovers, the Musical" at Le Petit Theatre under the direction
of Holly-Anne Ruggiero . She currently directs
the comedy improv group "Yesand's Hot
Cousins," whose members started in her Monday night improv classes, and now perform
monthly. Jennifer was recently the recipient of the "Honorable Mention" for Best
her work in two different films in the 48 Hour
Film Project, including the winning film "Crazy
Stairs." The short film she wrote and directed, "Pimp My Rascal," was an official selection of
2009 Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Festival, and
is featured as part of the Rascal Scooter
Company's current campaign. Her second comedy short film "Abs Like Jesus" was an official selection
at the Short Toronto Indie Film Festival. The animated short for which she supplied voice-over won "Best Animated
Short" at the 2011 Comic-Con.
She has a number of original
comedy and reality projects in development under her production
company "The Schempire", including a project featuring kids and teens. Her sketch comedy trio "The Universal Half-Truths" first comedy short "Babyhead Jones" is set for release this Fall. Jennifer
also teaches a donation-based Improv for Healing class
in Arabi, LA at the Swan River Community Center to help rejuvenate the 9th Ward and St. Bernard Parish communities.