Jynnelle is a native of New Haven, Conn., and spent much of her younger years visiting the NHR Book Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. Jynnelle previously worked in the New Haven, Ansonia, and New York City public school systems in the areas of literacy promotion and special education. In her spare time, Jynnelle enjoys traveling, photography, video games, and 90s culture. Her favorite author is Christopher Pike.