Jennifer's message is not what you’d expect from a woman whose life seemed "over" just a decade ago.
Although Jennifer Tracy has spent many years of her life as a cosmetologist, she finds that her three years of studies at Metro State University of Denver to be meaningful. Those studies have included Human Services, Criminal Justice, Victimology, PTSD, Spirituality and Psychology.
In 2009, Jennifer was invited to be the keynote speaker at the annual MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Event in Denver. Since then she has positively influenced countless thousands with her story. Today she’s a highly sought after transformational speaker, author and advocate in public venues as well as communities of faith.
The CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) honored Jennifer and her daughters on the Colorado Rockies Field for her speaking and education efforts. She was also recognized as a Colorado Woman of Influence in 2014. She has served on the Colorado Task Force for Drunk and Impaired Driving since 2010. Her families story of forgiveness, hope and courage has been shared on Denver Channel 7 News, Channel 9 News in 2015 in countless newspapers, The Reporter Herald in 2017.
Her story of forgiveness was recently featured in Good Housekeeping in 2018 and in Leading Hearts Magazine for Christian Women in Leadership. Recently, Jennifer was featured in YourObserver sharing her passion to keep talking about suicide and mental health.
Jennifer's mind, body and spirit approach to initiate positive change in people's lives has made her a true force for good in the world.
Jennifer Tracy was born and raised in Colorado. She married young and had 3 daughters by the time she was 24. She considers herself a lifelong learner—and cites her most useful degree being an Honorary Doctorate in “RLE” (Real Life Experience). Jennifer uses every day language to bring to life what she has learned from her three years of study at Metropolitan State College, therapy, her faith and so much more.
Jennifer experienced abuse on many levels as a child. In spite of those hardships, she graduated a year early from high school with a 4.0 GPA. At the age of 29, she lost her husband and one of her twin daughters in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. Her two surviving daughters, McKayla and Amber, were left permanently injured. Both have graduated from high school, and her oldest daughter, McKayla, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Criminal Justice Degree.
Within a year of this life-altering crash, Jennifer was diagnosed not only with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but also a brain malformation. Instead of being a victim of these circumstances, with Gods help, Jennifer focused on being a survivor and forged all of these events into something significant and positive.