Office of Multicultural Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Old Main 230
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Jessica A. Boettcher and Emily Zobel (12-09-13)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning want you to meet:
Jessica A Boettcher
Hometown: Russell, MN
Department or Office: Veterans and Nontraditional Student Center
What life experiences led you to your current career?: Through my time in the military as a Trainer/Instructor, I felt like this would be a good fit for me along with going to school for Guidance and Counseling.
Programs/services that you coordinate/provide (only list the names): Advisor/Counselor to Veterans and Nontraditional Students, Assistance for VA Benefits, Social Events.
In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?: Keep a positive attitude and never give up, there is always a way!
What is your favorite book?: The Twilight Series
What is your favorite hobby or activity outside of work?: Going to the lake or four wheeling with my son.
One fun fact about you: I was married on a rollercoaster.
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Department or Office: Institutional Effectiveness / Research
What life experiences led you to your current career?: I studied Anthropology in college, while also having a knack for numbers. My first job after college was for a Chicago law firm as a Legal Analyst. This is where I began query writing. I enjoyed working in relational databases and data analysis. I worked as a Data Analyst in different industries for a number of years, but greatly missed the human aspects of data. Institutional Research in Higher Education is a perfect blend of qualitative and quantitative data. My job is puzzle-solving, along with making connections between numbers and narrative. I learn something new every hour and meet exceptional people.
Programs/services that you coordinate/provide (only list the names): Enrollment and Admissions Reporting, Student Success Studies, Academic Department Data, Strategic Research and Planning, Accountability Reporting, External Surveys…
In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?: Take risks. This is integral to personal growth and change.
What is your favorite book?: For a tragic comedy, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
What is your favorite hobby or activity outside of work?: Rock climbing and mountaineering. Thus far, my favorite places to rock climb are Palisade Head and Kentucky Red River Gorge and for mountaineering, Alaska.
One fun fact about you: I once spent 24 hours split between two volcanic islands, Hawaii and Iceland.
If you would like to be featured as a Faculty/Staff Spotlight:The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) are excited to collaborate on the Faculty/Staff Spotlight! Modeled after the Student Spotlight hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this feature will spotlight photos and information about our great faculty and staff. Won't you please consider being part of this Spotlight opportunity?
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University of Wisconsin-Superior is an equal opportunity educator and employer