Jennifer Zona was born in Kalamazoo Michigan. Zona grew up in Niles, Michigan. She received multiple degrees in art from Southwestern Michigan College, Grand Valley State University, and earned her Masters in Fine Art degree from the University of New Mexico. She is a public artist who focuses on large-scale ceramic and textile weavings. Zona has shown her artworks internationally and nationally, and is part of the collections the Center for Peace and Justice, the Law Library of the University of New Mexico, Grand Valley State University, The Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland, and Art in municipal Places 1% for the Arts program in Albuquerque New Mexico. She continues to create her artworks and share her knowledge of the arts with the youth and adults at the Krasl Arts Center and her home studio in Berrien Springs, Michigan.