Jennie received her skincare and makeup certification at the Institute of Aesthetic Arts and Sciences in Southbury, CT, and went on to spend a majority of her career working for Trish McEvoy in NYC. Here, she gained valuable experiences doing makeup at Vogue's annual Met Gala, collaborating on various editorial photo shoots, and eventually finding her niche in bridal beauty.
After meeting her husband and moving back to CT in 2008, she started her own Traveling Bridal Beauty Team. Jennie and her team have won numerous awards and have been featured on many wedding blogs. Her work has also been published in Martha Stewart Weddings and in the inspirational coffee table book, The White Dress in Color.
Soon after launching her bridal business, Jennie started taking a closer look at the products she was personally using and recommending to her clients. After some further research, she discovered many ingredients in these products are actually cancer-causing chemicals, reproductive toxins and unsafe synthetics. Her mission to educate women on healthier cosmetic choices grew stronger. Eventually this led to her opening the doors to her brick and mortar store, Copal Clean Beauty in Madison CT in 2012.
After years of practicing traditional esthetics and feeling frustrated with the lack of results, Jennie enrolled at the world’s foremost school for holistic health, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She graduated in 2017 as a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Eager to help her guests achieve optimal health from the inside out, she revised her offerings and began treating her clients skin with an entirely new “whole skin” approach.
In 2018, she attended the Green Beauty Academy and became certified in Facial Gua Sha. Jennie is also a graduate of the JEM Aesthetics Academy where she studied to become an Advanced Holistic Therapist to confidently customize each treatment to her client's needs, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually through ancient modalities and Ayurvedic practices.
Today, Jennie has her own private studio (Jennie Fresa Beauty) nestled away on the shoreline of CT where she provided personalized skincare services and expert brow styling.
Jennie currently lives in New Haven, CT with her husband Doug, their burmese cat Miss Kitty and rescue dog Winnie the Pooch.