Jacquelyn Deverell was first exposed to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu during her training at an MMA academy. Having done TaeKwonDo growing up, she was interested in a more self defense oriented martial art. After training BJJ, she fell in love with the intense challenges posed by the sport, both mentally and physically. When she started at Rutgers for work and graduate school, she also switched to training at the Rutgers BJJ club with Garry Tonon. During the semester break and then for good, she transitioned to training at Brunswick BJJ where she’s stayed since 2016. After a few months there she began helping with the kids program, assisting and learning how to instruct from people like Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, and Miguel Benitez, among others. She has a passion for teaching and working with children, and focuses on the more technical components of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.