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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Get To Know LATIS’s Jenny King


Name: Jenny King

Where did you go to college? I graduated from UMN with a Bachelor of Arts-Studio Art.

Your hometown and the first place you lived after leaving your hometown? I was raised in Racine, Wisconsin and then moved to Minneapolis for college and never looked back.

What was your worst or most unusual job? First job ever was working at the Racine Zoo concessions making the largest sticks of cotton candy. It is an art form.

When did you start working at UMN? November 2006. I just celebrated my 11th anniversary at the U.

What is your current job title and what do you do? Executive Office and Administrative Assistant. I deal with all things budget related, including organizing, purchasing and managing. I am also a main wrangler for our LATIS celebrations. Snowtacular is coming in December, but my favorite is Cinco de Mayo.

What brought you to your current job? I knew that the University would be a wonderful career and environment to continue to learn and grow as a person and a global human being.

What is your favorite aspect of your job? The diversity and the ability to be a part of a learning institution. Where there is always something new to gleen from the world.

Pet peeves: Staples in expense reports.

What is your favorite place on campus?  I love the Mall, the wide green grasses and the old amazing trees all leading up to the grand Northrup Hall.

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