Jen Sapunarich was born and raised in the great state of Texas. After brief stints living in New Mexico and Manchester, England, Jen made California her home in 2015. In California she was a youth minister at a church in Oakland and worked in two local schools. She met her husband Robbie while in California. Jen and Robbie, along their cat Jones, made the cross country journey to Charlottesville in August 2019. Jen enjoys sewing and knitting, traveling, reading, and ceramic pottery.