Jennifer Marie Hammer was born in Austria, emigrating to the United States at the young age of three. Growing up in an immigrant household left her never quite feeling in touch with a specific identity, torn between two cultures, not feeling an active participant in either. It is here where her love of the arts sprung. When raised in an environment where one does not feel at home, one must manufacture their own. It is her wish to inspire others to realize the rich inner worlds that may be experienced when one simply takes the time to look inside. Jennifer has participated in art walks in Fair Lawn, NJ, has been shown at William Paterson University’s Student Art Exhibition and is currently pursuing her MFA a William Paterson University.