Get to Know: Jen Anderson, Information Resources Manager

Jen Anderson
Jen Anderson, Information Resources Manager

Our School is grateful for talented and dedicated staff, who contribute greatly to our teaching and research excellence. This "Get to Know" series highlights our staff, sharing their friendly faces and stories of professional success. 

Where did you grow up?

I’m a townie! My family moved to Champaign when I was a year and a half old. 

What year did you begin working for the iSchool?

I started at the iSchool in the summer of 2005.

Where did you work prior to the iSchool, and what did you do?

Immediately before joining the iSchool, I worked at a law firm in New York City. I provided their in-house software training as well as help desk support. Before that, I worked as a fundraiser for small arts organizations in NYC.

What do you do at the School?

Like many people around here, I've worn several hats. I'm currently the manager of the Help Desk, which is a wonderful position since I get to interact with students, staff, and faculty every day.

What do you like best about your job?

Working with the fabulous graduate assistants at the Help Desk to provide top-notch support to the iSchool community.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my family, running, traveling, reading, and playing board games.

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