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Jennifer Gunner, M.Ed. Education

Senior Writer

Jennifer is a writer with several years of teaching experience. She especially loves teaching grammar, whether it's to reluctant seventh graders or curious YourDictionary readers.


  • University of California, Santa Barbara: M.Ed., Education
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: Secondary Teaching Credential
  • University of California, Riverside: B.A. in Liberal Studies (English and Creative Writing Concentration)

Certifications and Awards

  • 2011 Fellow of the South Coast Writing Project

Detailed Experience

Jennifer has been writing for YourDictionary since 2019. After earning her Master's in Education at UCSB, she taught middle and high school language arts in Southern California. As an Educational Resource Specialist at Lesson Planet, Jennifer reviewed online educational resources, created and edited lesson plans, and helped craft professional development resources for teachers to bring technology to the classroom. She joined the South Coast Writing Project in 2011 and regularly contributes to their quarterly anthology. Jennifer now writes articles about education, grammar, vocabulary, and every other subject in her position as staff writer at YourDictionary. In her free time, she enjoys timed writing contests, local film festivals, and early morning soccer games (with coffee).