Jennifer Brinkmeyer graduated from the University of Iowa in 2006 with a B.A. in English and from Graceland University in 2011 with an M.A. in Collaborative Teaching and Learning. Her thesis was on the value of teachers writing with their students in the classroom. This is her fifth year teaching English and coaching individual speech. This is her first year coaching public forum debate.
Currently, she teaches Debate, Composition, and U.S. Lit at City High and L.A. 7 at Southeast. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and enjoys gardening, reading, writing, and Hawkeye football.