Jen enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2010. During her active-duty time, she served at Coast Guard Station Venice, LA, Sector New Orleans, and Tactical Law Enforcement Team – Pacific. During her 11 years of active duty, she served in various roles such as Lead Petty Officer for LEDET 104, Law Enforcement Instructor, Boarding Officer, WSTP and SWET Instructor, AUF Controller, Firearms Instructor, Weapons Petty Officer, Victims Advocate and CISM-trained Peer. She is currently a Reservists in the New Orleans area. Jen is currently working towards her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with an anticipated graduation date of Summer, 2024.