Point Scholar 2006 – 2010
Jen recently graduated with a BFA from the University of Southern California as one of USC’s Trustee Scholars to study fine arts with a concentration in sculpture. While attending USC Jen worked as Volunteer Facilitator at University-Rap, leading discussion groups about global, national and local tops in the LGBTQ community, a leadership role Jen was familiar with as she helped shine light on homophobia in schools by bringing issues about LGBTQ and non-gender conforming youth to the forefront while in high school.
During those years Jen performed in her high schools variety show about a semi-autobiographical comedic piece about her life as a “minority poster-child.” Jen also was Homecoming Queen her senior year. She is a regular speaker on question-answer panels with faculty and student audiences. The panel focuses on her experience as an out lesbian in high school. Jen also helped her high school’s Day of Silence grow from under ten participants her freshman year to over seventy her senior year. By remaining accomplished academically, athletically (2005 U-19 IL state soccer champion with Sockers FC Chicago), and artistically, Jen hopes to help erase some of the stigma surrounding gay youth.
Jen joined Point's Board of Trustees in May 2013.
This alumni bio was updated with information provided in Fall 2010.