Jennifer received her BA in Psychology from New York University. After college, she spent several years managing biological research grants at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2007 Jennifer returned to New York and began working in international grantmaking at the ELMA Philanthropies, reinforcing a life-long concern for global human rights and social justice.

While working in philanthropy, Jennifer received a treatment in the Classical Taoist Alchemical lineage of acupuncture which changed the course of her life and sparked her passion for Chinese Medicine. Jennifer went on to get her MS in acupuncture, attending both the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She has trained in several lineages-Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese style, and trigger point physical medicine-although her primary focus and passion is Classical Taoist and 5-Element Acupuncture. Jennifer believes in the inherent vitality and wellness of her patients and the power of this medicine to bring deep transformation at all levels of body, mind, and spirit.


Life is spoken of as a rambling walk directed by the Spirits. Throughout the body the Breaths are guided appropriately if we allow the Spirits to lead the parade and take us with them.
— Larre & Rochat, Rooted in Spirit