Jen was born in London and grew up in semi-rural Essex. As soon as she was old enough, she fled to Brighton, where she studied Contemporary History at the University of Sussex. It was here that she discovered Cafe Rouge is a chain. After graduating, she returned to the gold-paved streets of London where, until now, she shunned her childhood dream of becoming a writer to pursue a career in the Civil Service.
She balances her love of cake and cheese with peculiar sporting endeavours, which she writes about on her blog, Inspire a Jen.