Jenifer worked for more than 20 years as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where her coverage ranged from legal affairs to the environment, agriculture, state government, politics and water policy. As bureau chief in San Francisco, she covered the California Supreme Court, and she spent 13 years in the Times’ state capital bureau, covering the Legislature, the Wilson, Davis and Schwarzenegger administrations and a variety of policy areas.
In 2007, Jenifer left journalism to launch her own communications firm. She provides writing, editing, strategic counseling, and other communications services to a wide variety of clients in the nonprofit and business sectors. She also conducts media training for government and industry executives.
The recipient of numerous journalism awards, Jenifer was a member of the LA Times team that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Los Angeles riots. Her charitable work includes serving as a career mentor at Women’s Empowerment, a Sacramento nonprofit that helps women transition from homelessness to stable employment. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, San Diego, and is fluent in French.