By Amanda Song
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering extends a warm welcome to new staff member Jennifer Steszewski, who takes over as the Administrative Services Assistant for MSE.
Jennifer joins the department with a strong background in education and administrative services, and a passion for helping others. After graduating Roger Williams University in Rhode Island with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology, Jennifer worked as an elementary school teacher in North Carolina for five years, teaching 4thand 5thgrade students. There, she worked with faculty and staff to implement Professional Learning Communities to monitor student growth, in addition to participating in the School Improvement Team.
Later, as a Service Instructor with Because Early Education Matters, Jennifer provided specialized instruction to children ages birth to three years with global developmental delays. She continued to pursue early childhood education as a Service Coordinator and Developmental Specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem Children’s Developmental Services Agency. There, she transitioned into a more administrative role, coordinating targeted family service and case management, maintaining billing records, and educating colleagues and families on early intervention topics.
In July 2018, Jennifer moved back to New England, where she joined UConn as an Office Assistant in Dining Services, where she developed a streamlined business process to improve coordination between the sales and business office departments.
Jennifer has certifications in teaching English as a second language and elementary to 6th-grade education, and as an infant-toddler family specialist. She was recognized as the Technology Teacher of the Year at Liberty Drive Elementary School in 2011.
She is married to Craig, a 7th grade math teacher, and is mother to their three-year-old son, Jacob. Jennifer is very excited to join the MSE team.
Please join the department in welcoming Jennifer!