“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe
As the first person in my family to earn a bachelor’s degree, I made a lot of mistakes in college. My challenges in college led me to a career helping students to avoid those mistakes and to navigate their college experiences. I enjoy helping students to overcome academic and personal barriers to achieve success!
Like many first-generation college students, I attended three colleges before earning my B.A. in art education including Anoka-Hennepin Community College, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa. I also earned a M.A. in Youth and Human Services administration from UNI and anticipate completing my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education, from Iowa State University in 2019.
Jen is the Student Success Specialist for students in the following programs:
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