Jenna grew up in a small town in California. During high school, she discovered a passion for teaching and a desire to live in Hungary due to her participation in a year-long study abroad program in southern Hungary. She attended college at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois where she studied international politics and Japanese. She moved to Budapest and began working with the Bilingual Program in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys baking and exploring the city with her dog, Lulu.