Jennifer Quintanilla graduated from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She went on to complete two years of national service as an Americorps VISTA member. Her background includes nearly a decade of nonprofit experience in community outreach, capacity building, and adult education in various literacy programming- including health literacy and patient advocacy. She became passionate about nutrition education after researching food and lifestyle changes to improve her own quality of life while managing a chronic illness. When she is not working, she is experimenting in her kitchen to create delicious meals from whole ingredients, playing tabletop games, or camping in the Texas Hill Country.