Jane is a dedicated educator at Marymount Manhattan College, currently teaching incarcerated women at Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities on "Social Issues in Literature." Prior, she taught "Inquiry" at Southern Connecticut State University and served for a decade at Sacred Heart University as an Instructor of Speech Communication and academic advisor.
At SHU, Jane was a mentor to the women’s basketball team, faculty advisor to the debate team, and Theta Phi Alpha advisor. She contributed to the Hispanic Achievers Program and aided Gulf Coast rebuilding efforts with the Mississippi Delegation after Hurricane Katrina. As a Distinguished Teacher at Greenwich High School, she ran the alternative education "Community Learning Program." Jane was recognized by the State of Connecticut as a runner up for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.
Jane's academic journey includes a BA in French (minor in Spanish) and a teaching certificate from SCSU. In addition, she holds an MA in Speech Communication from Teachers College, Columbia University. She resides in Stamford, sharing her life with her husband and their 8-year-old English Setter, Bodie. An avid dog lover, Jane enjoys running, power-lifting, biking, women’s studies, politics, and contemporary American fiction.
Beyond education, Jane serves on the ELSS board, co-chairs the board of Inspirica, Inc., is VP of NISHA's board, an animal rescue, and is a member of the Bartlett Arboretum's D.E.I. committee.