Jennifer Lindell graduated magna cum laude in history and religion from San Diego State University, where she also earned a master’s degree in history. She focused her studies on Native American history during her early years and later became interested in the Mormons and their historical interaction with the Native Americans. Her master’s thesis focused on Mormons and Native Americans in the Antebellum West. She was accepted as a fellow in the PhD program at University of Pennsylvania where she was awarded a full five-year scholarship to study history and religion. She passed away in May 2011.
Jennifer contributed a chapter to War & Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives.