Jen has been working in the field of inclusive recreation and sport for over ten years. Prior to coming to PSU, she worked in Birmingham, Alabama as the Recreation Specialist at the Lakeshore Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. As the Inclusive Rec & Community Services Coordinator at Campus Rec, Jen is very excited to be a part of making general fitness and health accessible for everyone. Her favorite aspects of her job are her awesome co-workers and the opportunity to get the Inclusive Rec program established and running.
Jen is a five-time Paralympian and was elected to carry the American flag during the opening ceremonies at the Beijing games. As a member of the U.S. Women’s Goalball Team, her career accomplishments include a gold medal from the Beijing games in 2008, a silver medal from Athens in 2004, and a bronze medal from Atlanta in 1996. Up next are the London games in 2012. When she’s not busy with work and training, Jen spends as much time as she can with her wife and son. They love outdoor activities and exploring the city of Portland.