Jenna Parente is a graduate from Augustana College where she acquired her Bachelor’s in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare. While in school, she studied in Cambodia for a semester which helped her expand her perspective on their history and culture. She is currently studying at Aurora University to complete her Master’s degree in School Social Work. She has a passion for teens that has grown from her work in schools.
Jenna served as an intern at The Bridge Teen Center for the 2017-2018 school year prior to becoming a part-time Program Assistant. She grew up in Frankfort and loves being part of the surrounding Chicagoland community. Jenna’s role at The Bridge includes building intentional relationships with students as well as serving as a support for afterschool and Friday night programs.
Jenna enjoys off-trail hiking, live music, enjoying fine food, and playing the violin.