Jen serves as a Polytechnic Global Programs Specialist. She is an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator, an Administrator for the Beliefs, Events, Values Inventory (BEVI) and regularly debriefs Polytechnic stakeholders to help support their intercultural development. Jen works primarily with students to identify global activities that best fit their Plan of Study. Jen advises students on both short-term (summer) and semester long programs.
Jen returned to Purdue in 2019. She holds a BS from Purdue in Hospitality and Tourism Management and a MA. in International Education from School of International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute in Vermont.
Jen got her global start as an undergrad study abroad student in Mexico and Argentina. Those experiences then led to relocation to Chile where a six-month opportunity turned into five years!