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Jennifer grew up in Northern California outside of San Francisco. She came to New York to attend NYU and now lives in Park Slope. She is a lovely, soft-spoken woman who has years of experience working at small companies as an Executive Assistant. Under her quiet exterior, she is a Type A person who is driven to accomplish a great deal in both work and in life.

Her most recent position was as a Project Manager for Paley Management, a real estate management company that services twenty buildings and over 1,000 tenants. Jennifer was with them for almost five years, beginning in 2009.  At Paley, Jennifer processed paperwork for their New York City co-ops and rental properties, which included insurance certificates and recording rent and maintenance payments. Jennifer was the designated point person for four buildings, handling all inquiries and complaints from tenants.  She left Paley to find a position with fewer hours to have more time to write and work on her market research project for authors.  Her start-up website, BookHive, offers online focus group research for authors who want to test finished manuscripts in target markets.

In 2007, Jennifer was the Office Manager for the advertising agency Toy New York. She provided dedicated assistance to the CEO, maintaining his calendar, creating and submitting expense reports, and arranging his travel. She communicated with new clients, arranged food service for office luncheons and functions, ordered all office supplies, and assembled film clips for presentations that were part of new business pitches. Jennifer stayed with Toy New York until the economic downturn brought about the company’s dissolution in 2009. Jennifer was an Executive Assistant for another small advertising agency, Public New York, from 2004 until its closure in 2007. Jennifer supported the two partners by proofing and tracking deadlines for print ads that were placed in major publications. Jennifer composed correspondence for the partners, prepared their expense reports and scheduled their travel. She also created weekly Excel spreadsheets that detailed client invoices and the associated revenues.
Jennifer has been working on a novel for the past two years, and writes films. 

She is an accomplished writer and researcher and is fluent in the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel. One of her outstanding qualities as an assistant is her ability to ask the right questions when needed and to figure things out on her own (including new software).