Jennie received her physical therapy degree from New York University and her Bachelor of Science in Spanish Language and Literature from Pennsylvania State University. She has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of orthopedic and sports-related hand and upper extremity injuries. Jennie is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). She also holds a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 and a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) certification.
Jennie completed her Hand Therapy Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), which led to a permanent position. During her tenure at HSS, she worked at the Hand & Upper Extremity and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center, as well as the HSS affiliated physical therapy center at Goldman Sachs.
Jennie has been involved in physical therapy education, teaching physical therapy doctoral students at Hunter College, New York University and Columbia University. She was a faculty member of the Hand Therapy Fellowship and the Orthopedic PT Residency program at HSS. Jennie has presented at national conferences for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) on Elbow Posterolateral Rotatory Instability and Ulnar-sided Wrist Pathology. In addition to academia, Jennie was also heavily involved in professional service. She served as a member of ASHT’s Education Division and wrote a quarterly feature for the ASHT Times for six years.
In her spare time, Jennie enjoys sharing her skills through service. She served as a volunteer medical staff in the Athletes’ Village at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also participated in The Touching Hands Project and traveled to Honduras with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, to provide care to adults and children with limited access to healthcare.