Jennifer Henry was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She studied psychology and biology at Howard University where she grew a deep love for research and activism, met her college sweetheart and was initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She went on to a doctoral program at New York University’s Center for Neuroscience where she was a MacCracken Graduate Fellow and Adjunct Instructor. She earned a Masters of Philosophy in Neuroscience, leaving early to focus on her passion for being a Mom and using science to develop a culturally sensitive curriculum for children. After years of study and practice, she developed the NeuroNurture curriculum and built a nationally-recognized, award-winning private preschool and kindergarten in New Jersey.
After 14 years in the Northeast, she returned to Dallas. She blogs about her Mom-ventures at MilkBrainBlog.com, is the founder of The Village Co-op DFW for Homeschoolers and is the Parenting Staff Editor at BlackLove.com. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She and her big boy volunteer at Meals on Wheels and push for criminal justice reform with Faith in Texas. She also serves on the Alumni Board of Directors and the Intercultural Council at the Hockaday School.
She loves to travel and eat, practices natural living, is a sometime-vegan, cloth diapers, makes baby food, homeschools and is living her best life with her college sweetheart boyfriend of 15 years and husband of 9 years, Jeff. They are two-and-through with their gorgeous little boys Jackson and Jones, ages 7 and 9 months.