Jen joins the Compass High School team after having served as the Dean of Student Life at Sterne School for the last three years. She thrives on working with high school students and is especially interested in exploring the multitude of post-secondary options available to all high school graduates. She enjoys working with students and their families to create the ultimate individualized paths for life after high school. Jen is also passionate about experiential and vocational education and the extreme benefits that hands-on experience can offer students. Whether it’s leading trips abroad or taking advantage of the fantastic amenities available in the Bay Area, Jen is often seeking out learning opportunities for students outside of the traditional classroom.
Jen earned her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005 from the University of San Francisco and has worked with children, teens and adults in various therapeutic and education settings since. Originally from the east coast, Jen has found a new home in the San Francisco Bay Area, but still routes avidly for her undergraduate alma mater, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside of work, she often can be found hiking with her two dogs, Harvey & Huey, in the Marin Headlands, and along with her husband, Tom, Jen is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their daughter due August 2015.