Hi, I'm Jen! I am a Functional Medicine Specialist, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, seven-year Professional Fútbolista and Princeton University graduate.
I am 29, I am originally from Sellersville, Pennsylvania, and I'm currently based in Newcastle, Australia!
I specialize in supporting driven people like yourself to prioritize, rebalance and maintain thriving health + immunity.
I used to buy into the notion that our genes determine our fate... That once out of balance the body is stuck with a 'diagnosis' for life. Think: type 2 diabetes, anxiety, depression, acid reflux and cardiovascular disease. But this is just not true and science proves it to us. We are not our genes. We are what we express of those genes, and our diet and lifestyle dramatically impact our chances of wellness vs illness vs thriving. I find this approach to health-care empowering.
I got into this career because initially I needed to heal my own body. Over the years I struggled with inflammation, major brain fog, unpredictable digestion, low energy, joint pain, elevated blood sugar, hypothyroid, depression and beyond. Looking back now I can see how I deeply out of balance I was, but at the time I thought I was doing everything 'right'. Now that I've learned and healed it is my life passion to help other people do the same. I have never felt more inspired or in control of my health, happiness and future. This is possible for you too!
My Mission: Using the best of functional medicine combined with root cause resolution, my mission is to help you live the happiest, healthiest and most empowered life. I believe in proactive healthcare rooted in a commitment to self love, whole foods and a balanced lifestyle that's personalized for your unique body.
This motivates me because when we are thriving (rather than just feeling ‘fine’) we are able to share our greatest gifts with the world! We are more generous. We are joyful! We are unstoppable! Think about it... How many people a day respond with 'I'm fine' when you ask 'How are you?'. There's a lot of 'fine' people in the world today, and I don't want you to be one of them.
Education + Certifications: It was years into my professional soccer career when I began to uncover my passion for holistic wellness... For taking a big picture approach to health that goes FAR beyond dieting, calorie counting and the plate. First I enrolled in The Certificate Program in Plant Based Nutrition through Cornell University. Next I pursued a certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world's largest nutrition school. I know I wanted more so I pursued a functional medicine certification through the School of Applied Functional Medicine to support my clients in achieving wildly successful outcomes.
From Student Athlete to Pro Athlete to Mentor: I know what it takes to emotionally, mentally and physically get to the next level as a student athlete turned professional athlete. Please click here for details on why I bring value to student athletes in my Student Athlete Mentorship Program.
Hi I'm Jen.
Some of My Favorite Things
Favorite Eats: My homemade curry, pad thai, hummus and sweet potato fries.
Bucket List: Live in Hawaii. Backpack through Europe. Rock Climb in Yosemite National Park.
Recent Reads: The Rain Barrel Effect by Dr. Stephen Cabral, Mind Gym by Gary Mack, Conscious Loving by Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D. Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus. The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown.
What Grounds Me: Nature time. Grass or sand under my feet. It clears my mind like nothing else. Check out the benefits of forest bathing here.
Go-To Podcasts / Listens: The Aubrey Marcus Podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Cabral Concept, True Sex and Wild Love, Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel, The Brain Warrior's Way by Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen.
Why I Bring Value to Student Athletes
I know what it's like to be in your shoes. I've 'been there, done that,' and I can relate to you on a deep level that is fun, motivating + aligned with your goals. I am a mentor and catalyst and I support you in creating the life of your dreams.
As a Princeton University graduate, former Division I soccer player and 7 year professional athlete, I know what it takes to make it to the elite level in both athletics and academics.
I am also deeply proud of and grateful for my professional success, having created a thriving Health Consulting + Mentorship business... My dream job!
However, what I am most proud of are the deep relationships in my life: with my life partner, family and closest friends.
My experience as a soccer player, student athlete and business owner has taught me to be resilient on all levels - mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. For all of the student athletes that I mentor, my goal is for them to be better than me... Not just as a student + athlete, but in all areas of life. I share all the tools that I wish I knew + everything I've learned along the way.
In my house academics were always the #1 priority. Working hard + smart and achieving high marks kept doors open for me (Princeton).
Through middle and high school I was a multi-sport athlete. This meant that I had to learn how to balance my time and energy between academics, school sports, club soccer, family time and a balanced social life.
I attended Germantown Academy, a competitive college preparatory school, from 1st to 12th grade. This is where I built my foundation as a student athlete.
While competing in multiple school sports I played club soccer for FC Bucks. In 2009 FC Bucks won a National Championship, the summer before I left for Princeton.
I graduated from Princeton in 2013 with a major in Economics and minor in Spanish and was recognized as the Ivy League Player of the Year + Princeton University Sportswoman of the Year.
My senior year at Princeton I received my first call ups to the U-23 National Team.
Around that time I was drafted by the Chicago Red Stars which is where I spent the first 5 years of my professional career.
I played abroad for one season with the Newcastle Jets in Australia, and then completed my final two seasons in New Jersey with Sky Blue FC where I celebrated by 100th professional cap.