Originally from New Jersey, Jody came down to Maryland to attend Towson University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Television Production. Returning to her childhood passion of science, Jody went back to school 6 years later and earned a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. During her senior year, she was awarded the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition award.
Jody is active in the American Dental Hygienists' Association holding leadership positions as the President of the Greater Baltimore Dental Hygienists' Association 2013-2016 and as President of the Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association 2017-2018.
Jody lives in Baltimore County with her husband, Chris and her 2 dogs. In her free time, Jody is an avid runner - she ran cross country and track at Towson University. A member of the Baltimore Road Runners Club, she has run 4 (and counting) marathons and countless other races from the 5k, 10k and half marathon distances.