Jennifer Thomas graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina in 1988. She is a native Carolinian but has lived in Kansas for 28 years. Jennifer has 27 years of experience with DCF in Kansas 23 of which are in a supervisory or administrator role. She has worked all these years in foster care and at times while working in foster care, has also supervised child abuse and neglect investigations. In addition, Jennifer has 2 years of experience in NC with adult protective services.