Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Hunter

Describe briefly what you do and how long have you been at Brown:

I've been in my role for about 7 months and on campus for a little under two years now, and I'm currently responsible for assisting campus life in it's inclusion efforts across our units. My biggest philosophy around inclusion is that we are only as successful as the environments we cultivate, and thus I'm often thinking about what we can do to create an environment and atmosphere that exudes openness, acceptance and love for all. One of my current projects is our Campus Life Focus Group sessions, which are a great opportunity for staff to come and have lunch, provide some feedback and stories about their experiences here at Brown, and how their experiences are shaping and/ or shifting the way in which they engage with their work. My hope is to be able to identify and analyze trends and develop some great programming and solutions to foster an incredible work environment.

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of:

As a single mom, I started law school when my daughter was only 2 months old. Finishing my law degree with a happy two year old waiting to hug and kiss me once I walked across stage, was the ultimate highlight for me, and made me feel I could accomplish anything.

Name something about you most people don't know:

Two random things would be I used to live in Japan as a kid. Also I love country music! I grew up in Louisiana and spent a decent amount of time in Texas, and fell in love with Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, so there's a good probability my playlist will switch from Drake to Thomas Rhett.

If you weren't doing this job, what would you be doing: 

I would run and own a small fish shack on a beach in Anguilla or some other small island and surf every morning.