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Jennifer Emerson was born in Malaysia, and has made her home in eight countries around Asia and Europe. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University, and her MS from Columbia University in Historic Preservation. She studied painting for a year at The Art Institute of Chicago. Ms. Emerson has built a career in advertising and healthcare, which includes founding the healthcare brokerage firm Hanover Benefits, Inc. in 1997, and working with clients such as TV Guide and investment firm Sanford Bernstein. She has served on the boards of the Seattle Opera and the Henry Art Museum in Seattle. She is currently taking painting classes at the San Francisco Art Institute.