McCone 310, Center for Advising and Career Services
Career & Academic Advisor, Director of Advising Technology
Master of Arts in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Program; fellowship programs including Fulbright, NSEP/Boren, Rosenthal and others; study abroad and university partnerships including the Naval Postgraduate School, advising technology and information management.
Education and Background
MA in International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Specialization in Security and Development
BA, Lewis & Clark College, Sociology/Anthropology
Jen has been an advisor at the Monterey Institute since October of 2006. Prior to joining the Institute, she held various positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. She has been involved with starting up an international nonprofit organization and has held consultancies with multiple international organizations in the field of security and development. Previously, she honed her analytical, technical and communications skills within the risk management and public sector technology consulting fields. Jen has studied, worked or wandered through parts of Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. When she's not engaging students in her office, Jen spends her free time taking/teaching yoga and playing and exploring the Monterey Peninsula with her husband, daughter and yellow Labrador Retriever.
As an advisor, I seek to empower students with the skills and knowledge to manage their own career development throughout their lives. Whether helping a student to flesh out a fellowship project idea, or assisting an alumna with making a major career transition, my role is to provide a fresh set of eyes, a different perspective, or a new resource to check out. It is my great privilege to be part of this community of passionate and innovative change-makers, and to perhaps play some small part in helping them achieve their professional goals.