Jennifer White was born November 2, 1977 in Orlando, Florida to Tom and Roseann White. A 1996 graduate of Boone High School, she also attended Trinity Lutheran School for elementary and middle school with her brother David. As a youth, Jennifer spent much of her time in Conway area. She grew up in a neighborhood predominantly made up of boys and participating with them in SAY baseball and youth basketball, a major factor in developing her love of sports. She was MVP on her Lutheran Middle School state  championship basketball team and started for the Lake Mary public middle school state championship team.

Jennifer participated in 3 sports during her athletic career at Boone: softball, volleyball and basketball, but basketball was her passion. She played extensively on the varsity basketball team her freshman year, and started primarily as shooting guard from her sophomore year on. She was named All Conference in Softball her Sophomore year and later in Volleyball. She was All Conference in multiple years in basketball and her senior year was named to the All County Basketball Team. She broke the Boone individual game assist record and total assist record for girls’ basketball in her senior year and scored over 1300 points in her career at Boone. She was a Valedictorian at Boone
and selected for an Orange County Scholar Athlete Award as well as the US Army Reserves National Scholar Athlete Award. Jennifer had multiple
offers for college basketball teams, but chose to play on the Stetson University NCAA Division I team her freshman year. She was named to the
Trans-Atlantic Athletic Conference (TAAC) All Academic Team. After her freshman year, she transferred to focus on academics. She graduated
Summa Cum Laude ranking first in her class with a degree in Molecular Biology at University of Central Florida and received the Order of Pegasus Award, the most prestigious award UCF confers for outstanding academics, leadership, and community and university service. She graduated from USF College of Medicine in the top 2 in her class and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics. She was recognized nationally with the Laughlin Fellowship which selects the top 10 psychiatry residents nationally.

Jennifer currently lives in Tampa, FL with her husband, John Hoy, and son, Jackson. She has worked as a physician and professor at USF College of Medicine. She continues to be an affiliated professor there in addition to working as a clinician at the James A Haley Tampa VA hospital.