Jenna O'Brien  Jenna O'Brien

Title: Retention Specialist


Office: 1108 Centennial Hall
(608) 785-8228
(608) 785-8837


Jenna O'Brien joined the OMSS staff in August of 2013 when she moved to La Crosse from Chicago. She received two of her degrees from DePaul University; a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Arts in Multicultural Communication. Recently, she finished an additional Masters degree in Higher Education Administration, with certificates in Leadership and Nonprofit Management from North Park University.

Prior to coming to UWL, Jenna was working as a housing coordinator and a year long bridge program manager at North Park University in Chicago. During that time, she was also managing a nonprofit with two of her colleagues called SHE (Sisters for Higher Education), working with high school urban girls and their families, focusing on college preparatory skills and financial aid.

Jenna is very excited to be joining the UW-L and the Office of Multicultural Student Services, and is looking forward to focusing on student retention through interdepartmental and community partnerships.