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The Student Representative Support Officer (SRSO) is responsible for all administrative and operational tasks that support UNSA's elected student representatives (its Board and SRC) in the execution of their roles.
These tasks include delivery of all orientation sessions and training, preparation of the agenda and other documentation for Board and SRC meetings (as well as minute-taking), and other procedural and communications support necessary for successful student governance.
In addition to her responsibilities as SRSO, Jen also leads the development of UNSA's brand and marketing strategies. She chairs UNSA's strategic marketing committee and helps ensure that the association is at all times consistent in how it engages with students, both in person and online.
Howdy, I’m Jen! I’m a recent University of Newcastle alumna, originally from Iowa in the USA. Last year I finished my dual master’s degrees in business administration & marketing and began working as UNSA SRSO. Before moving here, I received my undergraduate degree in Business (marketing/leadership) from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. Go Hawks!
But don’t worry, I’m not all business! When I’m not at work I love to spend time in my garden growing chilis, in my kitchen shaking up a cocktail, or outside playing sports. Fun fact: during my first year in Australia, I broke my collarbone into 4 pieces playing AFL and had to have reconstructive surgery to put it back together with 10 titanium screws (I have since switched to playing Netball). I love watching any sport as well and am an avid NFL, NBA, and NCAA sports fan and STAUNCH Tom Brady h8r.
While studying, I served as a student rep on the UNSA Postgraduate Senate which sparked my interest in governance and student representation. As SRSO, I am passionate about amplifying the student voice and helping students build valuable skills in leadership, advocacy, governance, and professionalism. If you have any questions on how to get involved in student representation, please reach out to me. I would love to discuss our array of opportunities (at varying levels of commitment) available to students across all campuses.