Jen Derwingson-Peacock is a Writer/Director working in TV. Recent credits include Black Summer, Z Nation and NCIS: New Orleans. The descendant of Chinese and German immigrants, Jen grew up in Northern California at the foot of Mt. Shasta, mythical home of Big Foot, aliens, the survivors of Atlantis and a panther who turns into Jesus Christ. Jen is also a student and teacher of Buddhist meditation. A fellow director calls her “A Buddhist who likes to blow shit up.” Jen earned a BA in English from Stanford and an MFA in Film Production from USC. She began her career as a theatre director working in Bali, London, and San Francisco. After moving to LA, she made several award winning short films before starting in TV. Jen is known for her inventive world building and for creating grounded, complex characters, sharp dialogue, moody suspense and visceral action and horror.