Jennifer Blank is recognized by the International Academy of Science for her contribution to Acellus in fifteen elementary-level courses. Ms. Blank earned a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in Education, both from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where she graduated magna cum laude and summa cum laude, respectively. Before entering classroom education, Ms. Blank served as a conservation educator at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park, where she taught children about animals and conservation. Following this adventure, Ms. Blank returned to Missouri to begin teaching elementary school. She earned gifted certification taking classes through the University of Missouri- Columbia and now teaches gifted students in grades K-5.