After college Jael moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in modeling and acting. She studied with some of the top coaches in the industry, including Susan Batson, Lesly Kahn and Janet Alhanti. Jael has since appeared in television and print campaigns for companies such as Levis, Apple, Verizon, Sony, and Nissan. Jael was a spokesperson for the national anti-tobacco Truth Campaign, appearing at venues such as House of Blues, MTV Beach House, and the Warped Tour.
Beginning in 2005, she began working for the cable television network Current TV as a show host, producer and field reporter. She has garnered numerous awards for her work on Current TV including the Silver Telly Award and the Bronze Remi.