Jennifer Turfler, Counselor & Editor

An educator for the past 20 years with a master’s degree in education and counseling, Jennifer Turfler brings extensive experience as an undergraduate advisor and a high school instructor to her work at Blue Stars.

For over a decade, Jennifer taught British Literature, World Literature, and Humanities at one of the highest performing secondary schools in California through a tailored approach encouraging self-reflection and authenticity. She additionally developed a six-week curriculum for high school seniors focused solely on personal statement writing, guiding them in finding their unique voice.

Jennifer’s inherent ability to motivate students led her to become an academic advisor at UC San Diego, where she helped students select extracurricular activities such as fieldwork, internship, and research opportunities to complement their majors and set them on a career path. She most enjoyed guiding students in making their college studies rich and purposeful.

Jennifer has helped hundreds of students gain entrance to their dream colleges and select majors that bring them personal and professional fulfillment. When she’s not working with students, she enjoys reading at the beach, playing tennis, writing, traveling, and spending time with her husband, her two daughters, and their rescue dog Bella.