Jodi graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Architecture and earned her Masters in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She grew up in the neighboring town of South St. Paul and now resides in the city of St. Paul but not before detours in Texas, Missouri, London, and Milwaukee.

In her work, Jodi is inspired by the natural world around her, constantly exploring through sketching and other mediums, the artistic side of architecture. Her inspiration of nature extends from architecture to pastimes and when she is away from the office you can often find her biking, hiking, backpacking, running, jumping or climbing.