Jennifer Roche

Jennifer Roche is a writer, blogger, and mom who has lived in the Land of Lincoln since she was in fifth grade.


Jennifer is a freelance writer and editor who contributed to TripSavvy until 2009. Her work has appeared in Conscious Choice, Community Arts Network, Chicago Parent, and elsewhere. Prior to that, she served as an acquisitions editor for The McGraw-Hill Companies, Mosby health science publishers, and The University of Chicago Press. From 2004 - 2007, she wrote a neighborhood blog called The Place Where We Live. In 2005, Gapers Block named her as one of the Top 10 Chicago Bloggers We Wish We Knew (But Don’t). She also spent a year contributing to Metroblogging Chicago. Jennifer lives on the north side of the city with her husband, two children, and a dog named Boomer.


She earned a B.S. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago.

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