Jen is a former space shuttle technician at Kennedy Space Center. She started out working on shuttle ground support equipment in the orbiter processing facilities. This included monitoring the orbiters’ environmental control systems, DC Power supplies, contamination control systems, and more. From 2004 to 2010, she worked on the Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) Pods and Forward Reaction Control System (FRCS) modules at the Hypergolic Maintenance Facility.
Jen is developing a project on educating middle and high school students in the engineering and mechanical skills required to for space exploration.
Additionally, Jen created The Space Tweep Society, a group of space enthusiasts on Twitter from a variety of backgrounds. Their mission is to promote enthusiasm for all things space and to unite those inside the space industry with those who are outside looking in.