Jennifer Hanin is an award-winning writer, influential blogger and social media maven, author, and Founder and former Executive Editor of Act For Israel. She is co-author of the critically-acclaimed Becoming Jewish: The Challenges, Rewards and Paths to Judaism, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), and What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant: the Complete Guide to All the Technologies for Couples Facing Fertility Problems (Da Capo, 2005). NPR interviewed Jennifer on her conversion experience and subsequent book on the subject. Newsweek (July 4, 2005) recommended Jennifer’s infertility book as one to buy when undergoing fertility treatments.
JTA ranked Jennifer @jennhanin as #38 on their 100 Most Influential Jewish Twitter Users for 2010, and #10 in the category of Politics and Policy. She also won Shorty Awards in the categories of Religion and Judaism in 2009.
Jennifer has appeared on television and radio to discuss her books and blog posts, and her blog has generated interest from every continent except Antarctica. Editors have translated her work into Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic. The International Business Times cited Jennifer’s blog post, Iran Won an Oscar but Keeps Losing Public Opinion Elsewhere, detailing the Iranian reaction over its filmmaker’s 2012 Oscar win.
In her effort to seek the truth, Jennifer began her career as a news intern interviewing community leaders and writing for KTRK-TV, ABC’s Houston affiliate’s Sunday Morning Show. She has a well-rounded background which includes writing and project management for Fortune 500 corporations including KBR, Compaq and Honeywell. Jennifer holds an M.A. in Public Relations from the University of Houston, and is author of a master’s thesis: Public Relations as Negotiation: A case study of the Dow Corning Corporation in the silicone-gel breast implant controversy. She spent her post-undergraduate career in social service working with parents and children, and holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University.
Additionally, Jennifer has always stood up for social responsibility and individual rights. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and twin daughters. These days, Jennifer is hard at work on her third book about a too-often dismissed subject riddled with lies and fabrications that desperately needs some TLC. Stay tuned!