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Jenna Parks

Academic Advisor

Name/Pronouns
Jenna Parks
she/her/hers

Education
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Master of Arts in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas

Campus and Community Affiliations
Member of NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising), CBS representative on the working group for University Academic Policy Implementation and Registar's Advisory Committee

Life before CBS…
I worked in academic advising and career counseling at a variety of different institutions in MN and WI. 

Adjusting to college life…
During undergrad, I developed my sense of belonging by working on campus and getting involved with student leadership positions.  I was an office assistant in the Dean of Student's office, Orientation Leader, and Orientation Intern.  I was also a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Psychology and Research Assistant in a psychology research lab. Through these positions I found my interest in working in higher education.  

Favorite part of the job?
CBS students are great!  I appreciate how motivated and committed they are to achieving their goals.  I also like the variety of responsibilities that I have in my position.  Every day looks a little different!

Current passions, hobbies, things that give you joy?
I spend the majority of my time chasing around my daughter. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, and spending as much time as possible outside during the summer.

Be on the lookout for...
Green Bay Packers gear in my office.  I'm from Green Bay and I am an avid Packers fan!

P:
612-624-9717
E:

jlparks@umn.edu

3-104 MCB
420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455