Jennifer Minotti has 25 years of experience in communications, instructional technology & media, research, and writing. For 17 years, Jen worked at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)—a global non-profit working to improve education, health, and economic opportunities worldwide—in a variety of technology, communication, research, writing, and leadership roles. She is the Founder of the Journal of Expressive Writing and the Women’s Writing Circle, co-created The World’s Very First Gratitude Parade, and helped establish Gratitude Day in the City of Cambridge, MA. Since 2015, she has been a Writer-in-Residence at the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University. Jen is a graduate of Boston University (B.S.) and Columbia University (M.A., M.Ed) and holds certificates in Whole Person Positive Psychology, Transformational Language Arts, Distance Education, and Herbal Studies. Her writing and poetry can be found in numerous refereed journals, literary publications, and anthologies.