Jennifer Divina is the Manager of Donor Research and Reports on the Development Team at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and has worked as a book editor and occasional writer for over twenty years. Jennifer grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a child, she was often lost in a book, identifying flora and fauna in the woods, or performing on stage or behind the scenes as a part of her high school drama program. After a brief career in costuming at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and other regional, Off-Broadway, and summer-stock theaters, she moved to New York City and earned her B.A. in English Literature from Columbia University. An internship at Russell & Volkening Literary Agency led to a career in publishing. As a member of the editorial department at Viking Penguin, she discovered her strength in helping authors find their voice and navigate the sometimes-intimidating publishing world. For the past 18 years, she has worked as an independent editor and occasional writer. Jennifer has logged many hours volunteering in elementary schools, focusing on literacy, parent engagement, and fundraising. She is an active member of NY Cares, through which she has volunteered for a local food pantry and the Arab American Family Support Center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. For five years she was a voting member of the Off-Broadway Alliance’s nominating and award committee for their Family Theatre Award. She lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, with her husband and two teenage daughters, one a WriCampia camper.