Jennifer Roche

  • Freelance writer and editor for over 17 years
  • Has lived in the Chicago area since fifth grade


Jennifer is a former writer for TripSavvy for almost two years. She is a freelance writer and editor living in Chicago since the fifth grade. 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. She also spent a year contributing to Metroblogging Chicago. She is a board member of Chicago Science Writers and has served as the co-captain of September Adopt-a-Beach for North Avenue Beach for 10 years.


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

Awards and Publications

In 2005, Gapers Block named her as one of the Top 10 Chicago Bloggers We Wish We Knew (But Don’t).

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at

TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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