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Jenna Bowman, class of 2010

Jenna Bowman ’10

Rochester, Minn.

Path to St. Kate’s: Jenna was recruited to play soccer at St. Kate’s. “It provided a good transition from high school and allowed me to get connected on campus.”

Women’s education: “I really believe the all-women’s experience at St. Kate’s is unique. It offers a range of opportunities — from women who have the same passion to learn as I do to the professors who bring energy and enthusiasm into the classroom.”

Unique study combination: “My original plan was to pursue a double major in business and sociology. But once I started to think more about the world of nonprofits, which always need to promote themselves to the community, I decided to add sales as a minor. A minor in theology came later, because I believe faith can connect or divide people all over the world.”

Building experience: During her senior year, Jenna is the public policy intern with the Alzheimer’s Association. She is gaining leadership skills, giving back to the community and learning more about working for a nonprofit organization.

Outside the classroom: Jenna is providing research assistance to two professors who are writing a book for corporations on how to better prepare for today’s Gen-Y workers.

“It’s been exciting to collaborate on this project. I’ve been mentored and encouraged throughout the process.”

Learning globally: Jenna studied abroad in Australia for a semester and Mexico for J-term.

“The women’s health issues course helped me to understand the search for justice in women’s health. I visited a rural Mexican village and saw how an international nonprofit delivered income-building approaches for women. Using my sales skills, I was able to tell the story and sell hand-made items for these women back at home.”

Future plans: “I want to earn a master’s degree in public health, work in a job that makes a difference in the world, and, hopefully, one day, run for public office.”