"If we wait for the world's permission to shine, we will never receive it." ~Marianne Williamson
The question I’m asked the most is “What are you?"
The short answer: I am Filipino, French, white and African American. Yep, I’m mixed.
The long answer: I am originally an east-coaster, born and raised in Northern Virginia. I’m the eldest sibling, but my brother is by the far the tallest measuring 6’6”. I am a reader, a yogi, a beginner pianist, a softball player and a naturally curly hair enthusiast. I’m a determined dreamer, actor, podcaster and festival planner. I am constantly evolving, a work in progress. I am many things.
Jennifer can be seen in national commercials for companies such as: Anheuser-Busch, Comcast, iChooseAdoption, McDonald's, Microsoft, NatGeo, Skechers and Sony PSP. Recognized for her naturally curly hair and infectious smile, her exotic appearance is credited to her French, Filipino and African American ancestry. She is producer and event planner for Mixed Remixed, the nation's premiere cultural arts festival celebrating stories of the Mixed experience, multiracial and multicultural families and individuals through films, books and performance. She co-hosted and co-produced the award-winning podcast Mixed Chicks Chat, the only live weekly show about being racially and culturally mixed. She is a guest host for The Mixed Experience, a podcast about the Mixed experience: people and the arts. Jennifer produced and directed her first documentary, Chill. The film examines "social egg freezing" and follows a modern-day journey to motherhood. Jennifer’s egg freezing story has been featured in the Italian fashion magazine Gracia, on FOX, KTLA’s Health Smart, Australia's Sunday Night, ABC’s 20/20 with Aditi Roy and on the front page of the Los Angeles Times.