As a writer, video journalist and director, Jennifer uses a balance of research and humor to communicate big ideas to diverse audiences. Major themes in her work include sustainability, consumption and how to do unusual things yourself (like making organic Twinkies). Jennifer has reported from locales as far-flung as Burkina Faso, Denmark and Iceland. She has interviewed Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Tom Hanks, Tom Friedman and many interesting people without the name Tom. She has produced videos on Newsweek, Nerve, Babble, Current TV, Onion News Network, the Washington Post and Barely Political. Her videos have been featured on The Huffington Post, NY1, The Onion A.V. Club, Yahoo, MySpace, YouTube, Pitchfork, KIAH-TV in Houston, Texas and NY1. She's appeared as a commentator on The Today Show and NPR's All Things Considered.
Jennifer is the creator and face of Grist.org's popular video advice series "Ask Umbra." She writes the Ask Umbra column and Urbivore's Dilemma, a chronicle of cutting back on take-out food in favor of Community Supported Agriculture. She also dished out workplace advice on a series known as "Hey Penny" on SlateV.
As an actress, Jennifer plays a leading role in the feature film 'Uncle Kent' directed by Joe Swanberg, which will have its world premier at Sundance 2011. In 2010, Jennifer was selected as a TogetherGreen fellow for the National Audubon Society. She boxes, dabbles in improv comedy and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
$19.95 | 72 minutes
Starring as Kate
A pothead kid's show cartoonist in Los Angeles spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest - a woman from New York who he met on Chatroulette. Purchase the DVD Uncle Kent buy now at Indiepix Films. Uncle Kent movie buy DVD&hellip…