Jennifer Dirkes is a composer and orchestrator for film, television, commercial, and concert works as well as a song arranger and mock-up artist. Notable works include the score for festival-favorite Pulse, by Yangzi She and orchestrations for season 2 of Netflix's The Crown

She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2008 and continued on to Rice University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition in 2012. Subsequently, she received a Master of Arts and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Her graduate research proposed synchretic analysis, a system for analyzing film music based on the rhythmic interaction between underscore and filmic elements.​