Jen played soccer at the University of Florida and the University of Minnesota, while earning her Master's in Youth Development Leadership. She became passionate about the diverse landscape of girls' and women's soccer in the Twin Cities while coaching high school soccer in St Paul.
Risa played soccer at Macalester College, while studying anthropology. She then deepened her connection with the St Paul community as a College Possible coach in the city. Supporting girls is important to Risa because she encountered challenges similar to those faced by girls in the Twin Cities as a young soccer player, herself.