Jodi was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. She earned her undergrad degree, in social work, from Bloomsburg University. After earning her degree, she was able to travel and lived in Hawaii, California, and Virginia, before returning to Pennsylvania. Jodi then earned her master’s degree, in social work, from the University of Pittsburgh. Jodi enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, playing the piano, and traveling. She particularly enjoys spending time at the beach. Jodi is also an avid sports fan whose favorite teams include the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.