Jennifer is one of the top nationally recognized female self-defense experts who speaks to audiences around the country on empowerment, self-defense and health & wellness. Equipped with her 3rd degree black belt and Master’s degree in Nutrition, Jennifer has traveled the world working with clientele that include CEO’s, celebrities, royalty and whole organizations.

Jennifer has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, Rachael Ray, E! and has contributed to countless health and wellness publications. She co-authored her first book, Hear Me Roar: How to Defend Your Mind, Body and Heart Against People Who Suck, in 2014 and was recently a featured expert on ABC’s weight loss reality show, My Diet is Better Than Yours.

Jennifer’s passion about keeping people strong and safe is evident in her empowering presentation style and unwavering commitment to women’s health and safety.

College Keynotes

Hear Me Roar

Through this interactive keynote, Jennifer encourages students to tackle taboo subjects like date-rape, domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Audience members learn how to increase their awareness, create personal boundaries and communicate powerfully.

In addition, this keynote encourages bystander intervention and creates space for survivors to report, share and heal. Perfect for your Panhellenic community, freshman orientation, or health & wellness weeks.

Stilettos & Self-Defense

Empower college women to feel stronger, safer, and more confident, from the street to the boardroom.

In this interactive workshop, students will learn how to increase their confidence, avoid danger, protect themselves and feel like an overall badass.

They’ll learn which weapons we’re always carrying on our bodies, and how to use them to get out of dangerous situations unharmed.

7 Steps to Strong, Safe & Sexy

Pulling all-nighters, skipping meals and worrying about exams can cause wear and tear on students’ minds and bodies.

This keynote empowers sudents to feel more confident, focused, and even get better grades.

Students can follow these tips to improve their physical and emotional health, even with their limited amount of personal time.

The Art of Badassery

Jennifer has put her badassery skills to the test. She survived being at ground zero on September 11th, she’s personally taken on an attacker, and she has suffered some major losses in her life.

She chose to become the heroine of her own life story, and now challenges other women to do the same. Students will learn the principles behind taking their badassery skills to the next level so they can become the boss they’re meant to be.

“Jennifer Cassetta led a fun and inspirational workshop for the UCSB Panhellenic community. Hear Me Roar is not only a useful tool to help young women address the concepts of self-defense and sexual violence, it’s also relatable and fun.

Jennifer really took the time to get to know our student leaders and tailor the program to our community. We are so thankful for her positive attitude and fun approach to talking about such serious issues with our students!”

–Sophie Wilson, Panhellenic Advisor, UC Santa Barbara

“Hear Me Roar is something every college campus should experience. With a good mixture of humor and real-world learning experience, I think our Panhellenic Community left the presentation a stronger group than we were beforehand.

It touched me and so many close to me on a personal level, and I think it’s a great step toward stronger, safer, and more empowered women.”

– Lauren Birner, Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder

Colleges She's Spoken At

Cornell University
University of Delaware
UC Boulder
Wagner College
Loyola Marymount University
Christopher Newport University
Ramapo College
Arizona State University
University of Arizona
Southern Georgia University
Washington University
Fordham University
UNC Charlotte

College Conference Appearances

AFLV Central, Indianapolis

SEPC Southeastern Panhellenic Conference, Atlanta

AFLV West, San Diego

CCWL Coalition for Collegiate Women’s Leadership, Atlanta


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