Jewel graduated from Marian University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a minor in sociology and a Master of Science in Sociology from IUPUI. She just completed her coursework and dissertation for a Ph.D. in Human and Social Services. Her favorite topics for research are family, gender, and sexuality. She enjoys hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and attending sporting events when not teaching. She absolutely loves teaching and helping people accomplish their goals. She started teaching in Marian's Adult Programs in 2015.