Jenna was raised on Long Island and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a B.A. in studio art and art history from Brandeis University, and earned her M.F.A. in painting at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 2010. After graduating from Tyler she lived in Philadelphia, PA, serving as the Spiegel Fellow at ICA Philadelphia from 2010-12 and as an adjunct lecturer at the Tyler School of Art and Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ, teaching a variety of painting and drawing courses. In 2012, Jenna moved to New York and began work at the Jewish Museum where she currently serves as the Assistant Director of Public Programs. Joining the staff of the Museum during a transition to new leadership has given Jenna the opportunity to be part of a Jewish organization as it continues to reexamine, broaden and investigate the locus of art and Jewish culture. She has participated in this first hand through the creation of new program series and overseeing partnerships with a variety of cultural organizations based in New York. In addition to her work at the museum, she maintains an active studio practice and for the past four years has been a resident of the Chashama workspace program at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park. Her work has been shown in Brooklyn at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Momenta Art, and Loft 594 and in Philadelphia at Fjord Gallery, Space 1026, and Grizzly Grizzly.