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Jen Lilienstein

Jen Lilienstein, Founder of, completed her undergraduate senior thesis on Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence and its effect on self-esteem, attendance rates and love of learning at University of California at Irvine in 1994. She started Kidzmet in 2010 in an effort to help eHarmonize the way kids learn--both at home and in the classroom. Kidzmet has won a Parent Tested Parent Approved Award for product excellence and was named one of Brett Larson's top 5 picks for back-to-school tech in 2011. At home, Jen is mom to a seven year-old daughter and a three year-old son.

Q & A with Jen Lilienstein

When you were a kid, you wanted to be a ______? Why?

an actress or a composer

What are your favorite books and authors?

Gordon Lawrence (Finding the Zone; People Types & Tiger Stripes); Kathleen Cushman (Fires in the Mind); Renzulli/Ries (Light Up Your Child's Mind); The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)

If you could live anywhere other than where you are, it would be:

Santa Fe, NM

Do you have a motto you live by?

Let's stop debating nature vs. nurture and focus on nurturing our kids' natures.

If you never had to worry about making money, what would you do?

What I'm doing now--it resonates deeply with me.