“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean
that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students.
What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students
to become themselves.”
– Paolo Freire
Jenn Wells is an experienced professional with over 10 years within the field of student affairs, holding her Bachelor of Arts in American Literature and Culture and Education Studies minor from UCLA, her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel Administration from New York University, and is a doctoral student in USC’s Organizational Change & Leadership program.
Through 10+ years of experience in the higher education sector, Jenn is a skilled professional in identifying, designing, and implementing effective and innovative diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, resources, and solutions; and influencing organizational change that aims to promote and support the retention of diversity recruitment. She is able to deliver multi-format programs and resources aimed to connect diversity, inclusion, and equity goals with organizational values and mission. Jenn is skilled at designing and implementing trainings and workshops for all levels of an organization regarding best practices and tools for creating inclusive, healthy workplace environments that support people of all backgrounds.
Jenn’s approach to consulting is grounded in the belief that “the knowledge is in the room” and utilizes the lived experiences of participants to give life to theories and conceptual frameworks of inclusion, equity, and justice. She values authenticity, an ethic of care, and individual efficacy in order to move toward and sustain change.
Jenn also believes in the power of design in how we communicate information. Through her graphic design work, Jenn strives to create simple, colorful, and dynamic designs for pieces that mean the most to us: invitations, calendar of programming, birth announcements, and educational presentations.