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About Jenn

I'm 29. People tell me that I look and sound 14 (which can be both good and and although I am young at heart, I am quite "weathered" and have faced my share of adversity.   
I have many life goals.  I hope to publish on of the children's books I have written.  I also hope to continue to find time to include teaching children to read. 
I have completed my master's degree in social work from the University of Connecticut, and my Baccaluareate degree in social work from Elms College.  I am proud to have been part of the first advanced standing class in UCONN's history, graduating in 2005 with a concentration in community organization, and a substantive area in international and local disaster relief.   

I love to volunteer, and so it is fitting that I have been hired as the Director of Emergency Services for the American Red Cross in Greater Westfield; the American Red Cross is a non-governmental, non-profit, volunteer run organization.     
Elizabeth Cady-Stanton once said, "I'm always busy, which is the primary reason that I'm always well."  I believe this rings true for most busy people.  I know it rings true for me. 
People who know me would tell you that I think everyone should be volunteering their time in one way or another whenever they can. Let's face it, we can't change what's wrong around us unless we are committed to doing something to bring about that change... :)  I don't believe that these are unfortunate times that we are living in, but times that will make us all stronger.  Plus, volunteering is fun :)  I was sent this quote from the American Red Cross once, "Volunteerism:  Volunteerism is about caring and sharing with others.  It's about giving freely without expectation of compensation, other than the compensation that comes to your spirit.  The only true gift is a portion of one's self to others."~R.E. Ireland

"We are all working together toward the same goal -- some with knowledge and awareness; others with ignorance, as though they are asleep. But we all contribute, and even those who are asleep, the universe needs." - Marcus Aurelius

I strongly believe that if you work hard enough, anything is possible for anyone no matter what. Some things are just harder than others.

"We have only to move confidently in the direction of our dreams and live the life we have imagined to meet with a success unexpected in common hours." -Thoreau