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  Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood

MESA Academic Counselor



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Baskin School of Engineering

Baskin School of Engineering

MESA Academic Counselor



Jack Baskin Engineering Building
MESA Study Center

JBE 399A


Jennifer provides support, advocacy, and resources to students in engineering via the MESA University Program. Jennifer brings a range of professional experiences to her work in higher education: statewide grant administrator, human resources assistant, supervisor of student tutors, coordinator of accommodations for students with disabilities, Multi-Cultural Center advisory council chair, student employment coordinator, and student equity program coordinator. 

Jennifer is passionate about education and development in college students. She does her best work when connecting in relationship with students. She builds and encourages brave spaces where students can explore issues of identity, community, and justice.  

Jennifer is a third-generation UC student. She started out in STEM, but switched majors when she realized her talents were in psychology instead of kinesiology. She studied hard and wrote a ton of papers to earn her BA in psychology at UC Davis, working with Professor Robert Emmons on his gratitude research. She also worked her butt off to earn an MS in Counselor Education - Community emphasis at CSU Sacramento, working with a number of community agencies to provide counseling to those with dual diagnoses (addictions and mental health), court-ordered counseling, and grief counseling.

To truly understand Jennifer, however, you should know that she is a voracious reader, can be bribed with doughnuts and coffee, and enjoys impromptu dance parties to Michael Jackson's music.

Student services, psychology, counseling, disabilities, social justice, student development, student employment, career counseling

Jennifer has received the following honors/awards:


EOP Champion Award, sponsored by EOP.

Staff Achievement and Recognition (STAR) Award, sponsored by Baskin School of Engineering

Cabrillo College:

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Honoree (student-nominated), sponsored by Alpha Gamma Sigma organization


Outstanding Service in Retention Award, sponsored by Graduation Initiative Steering Committee

Women of Influence Honoree, sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

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