As Manager of Student Engagement and Logistics at the Institute, Jennifer brings experience working in operations in film, television, and politics. She loves making sure the smallest details are taken care of in order to ensure success, and is ready to spring into action when they don’t. She looks forward to using this skill of setting the foundation as she grows opportunities for student involvement. As a first-generation college graduate of Marquette University, she is excited to be engaging with students on a Jesuit campus to support Georgetown students along their journey on the Hilltop through student programming at the Institute.
— Get to Know Jennifer Solorio! —
What do you like to do when you’re away from the Hilltop? Do you have any hobbies?
When I have an evening, day, or whole weekend not consumed by boring adult ongoings, I love to explore all that living on the east coast has to offer. Growing up in Southern California, I love that there are so many states and cities close to one another and seeing the diversity of things to explore is my favorite. Local art, coffee, and music scenes bring out an energy and sense of community really special, whether I’m suffocated by the humidity or indoors freezing.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I have collected all 50 U.S. state quarters.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Being a part of student’s growth as students and young adults has been a really special bonus to the gig of bringing all the best programming to students.
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
If you could have lunch with someone dead or alive, fictional or real, who would it be?
Frida Kahlo so she can see that she’s much more adored than her husband, also an artist, Diego Rivera, ever was.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Swinging in the hammock in the backyard of my family’s home in California with my pup.
A favorite memory from college…
College basketball is one of my favorite things and going to Marquette, where our colors are blue and gold, and basketball was just as big as it is at Georgetown. My senior year, I convinced three other friends to dress up in the yellow teletubby, LaLa’s, costume at every game we attended.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
1) Do a road trip in as many countries around the world as possible, with coffee tastings along the way, 2) learn how to sew and make my own clothes, and 3) get my skydiving certification – even if I never get to use it!