Jody has been employed with the State of Maryland since 1984. She transferred to the University of Maryland Extension in 1998. She has an A.A. Degree in Secretarial Science and in 2003, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Technology from Bowie State University (Western Maryland Program). As an Administrative Assistant II with UME in Allegany County, she provides support to the AGNR and 4-H Educators and the Area Extension Director. Jody also maintains the website for UME of Allegany County. In 2005, Jody received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Off-Campus Staff Excellence Award in recognition of her dedication and commitment to UME of Allegany County.