Jen is a research associate working on the Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN) project who became interested in biotechnology after graduating with her B.S. in Animal Sciences (pre-veterinary track) from the University of Maryland, College Park. Jen then went on to gain her M.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University. She became a research technician/ lab manager at Cold Spring Harbor laboratory, under the mentorship of Bruce Stillman, where she investigated the characteristics and function of proteins involved in the ORC complex during DNA replication. Jen is now aspiring to broaden her knowledge base and apply her skills to investigate complex interactions in cell systems.