Meet Jenna, one of the helpful faces behind Safer Badgers. As the fourth-generation woman in her family to attend #UWMadison (all born exactly 30 years apart!), you might say Jenna’s got a soft spot in her Badger heart for this campus. And in her role as Holt desk supervisor, the junior from Oconomowoc is forging her own unique path at UW — working to create an inclusive, organized, upbeat and COVID-safe environment for @housinguw residents and desk workers she serves. “I find it extremely rewarding,” says Jenna, who’s studying psychology and human development and family studies. “And I’m incredibly thankful for the efforts the university has put in place to make our campus as safe as possible.” “It’s comforting to know that students are being tested regularly, and are required to follow the guidelines to keep our community healthy.” A member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Jenna values opportunities to engage in the greater Madison community and gain leadership experience. And in her downtime, you might find her at a piano bench, trying her hand at Taylor Swift songs (current favorite: “ME!” from the album “Lover”). She’d love to go to a concert with friends again, but meanwhile, Jenna’s making the most of socially distanced campus life—getting creative in the kitchen perfecting her from-scratch mac and cheese, and taking the opportunity to call home more often. Mom’s solid #uwgrad advice about pandemic life? “Only worry about what’s IN your control!”

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