Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States
Fornango graduated from the University of Illinois in 1980.
Fornango received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1980.
Fornango began her career as an editorial assistant at Cracom Public in 1989 and held it for a year. In 1991, she became a sales representative at Mosby Public. Also Jean served as a senior development editor at McGraw-Hill Higher Education from 1996 to 2002.
On August 16, 1969 Jean Fornango married James P. Fornango. They have 3 children.