Residential Life: About Us
Jenny is a graduate of Drew University where she studied history and psychology. She earned her master’s degree from Springfield College, majoring in psychology and counseling with a concentration in higher education administration. She is currently ABD in her doctoral program at New England College, focusing on completing her dissertation. Jenny has had a variety of experiences in student affairs. She has worked in admissions, student activities/community service, academic advising, orientation, and residential life. She has also served as adjunct faculty at other institutions. Jenny is passionate about the liberal arts education. Her main areas of interest include positive psychology, issues around access and equity, partnering with parents and family, and creating a strong sense of community within the residence halls. Originally from New York City, Jenny is thrilled to be on the west coast! When not in the office, she spends her free time on the Pellie (her bike), running, checking out new beaches, teaching or practicing yoga, reading, kayaking, skiing, watching new movies and documentaries, exploring California, and spending time with her beloved dogs Sharkbait and Cali.
Ms. Hughes provides assistance in the areas of Residential Life and Orientation, including room changes, meal plans, health insurance, and dorm damage. A native Californian, she is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Communication. She hopes you will drop by Heggblade if you have any questions regarding residential life. Even if you don’t have a question, stop by and visit ‘Wilson,’ the automatic red candy dispenser, which will cheerfully provide a handful of M&M’s, Skittles or jelly beans.