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Jennifer Nuñez, M.Ed.

Counselor


Jennifer Nunez

Jenny Nuñez was born and raised in Oklahoma. She received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Pre-law Communication with minors in both Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Oklahoma (OU). As an undergraduate at OU, she advocated for multicultural student affairs via leadership roles in the President’s Leadership Class, Hispanic American Student Association, Multicultural Greek Council, OU McNair Scholars, Diversity Enrichment Programs, Sooner Upward Bound, and many others. She also worked as the student assistant for the Office of the Vice President for Research.

In 2018, Jenny received her Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Urban Education with Concentration in Higher Education, Access and Equity from Temple University. During her time at Temple, she supported the College of Education as the Graduate Student Assistant for Applicant Engagement, Enrollment Management and Marketing. As a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, she also volunteered on a weekly basis at the St. Malachy School in North Philadelphia for a school-based mentoring program that is focused on serving children who live in single-parent homes, poverty, and/or cope with parental incarceration. Prior to joining the MRC, Jenny triaged the mass communication of applicants seeking to gain admission into undergraduate and graduate online programs within Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Medicine, and School of Public Health.

“Nothing happens in the ‘real’ world unless it first happens in the images in our heads."

“Books saved my sanity, knowledge opened the locked places in me and taught me first how to survive and then how to soar.”

Gloria E. Anzaldúa

As a first-generation Mexican American to attend college, Jenny’s deepest passion involves the empowerment of historically marginalized student populations. Her current research interests as they relate to student affairs include multicultural education, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, LatCrit Theory, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. She is a proud Latinx who is very excited to be at Penn State, and welcomes any opportunity to meet with open arms.

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