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Meet the Staff - Jenna Whittaker

Jenna Whittaker

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Title: Assistant Director, Transfer Credit and Study Abroad Coordinator and Pre-Health Advising Team 


Hometown: Delhi, NY

Alma Mater: Ithaca College

Been at BU since:  November 2014

On weekends you can often find me: curled up with a book, writing, drawing, or wandering outside with my camera.

I can't imagine life without: loved ones, books, yoga, and creativity.

TV shows I would rush home to watch are:  Big Bang Theory and Downton Abbey.

The film that comes to mind as my favorite is: Avatar or The Princess Bride.

On vacation you can find me in: somewhere warm (and quiet!).

The best part of being an advisor is: connecting with students, listening to their stories, working together to create a degree that reflects their interests and goals

My favorite season in the northeast is: spring and fall. I can't pick a favorite!

If I had to survive on just one food, it would be: chocolate!

My greatest influence is: my mother. She is the most genuinely caring, giving person I know.

My favorite books are: The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton), Arcadia (Tom Stoppard), Why I Wake Early & American Primitive (Mary Oliver).

My favorite quote is: "Comparing what we're looking for misses the point. It's wanting to know that makes us matter. Otherwise we're going out the way we came in." (Tom Stoppard, Arcadia)

Last Updated: 1/28/20