Jennifer Christine Windsor
Along with the ambitious goals of running her second marathon, becoming fluent in five languages and hiking the 2,000-plus-mile Appalachian Trail “carrying my life on my back,” Jennifer is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science/Computation, and then a master’s degree in Nursing. “Since I was a child bandaging my older brother’s scraped knees and elbows, I’ve been interested in caring for others by administering to their physical and medical needs.” She sees communications as an important piece of this. By adding Spanish, Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese to her repertoire of English and French, she says, “I will be able to communicate with most people in the world. Besides the joy of making connections, I would like the practical ability to communicate more clearly with people when I am able to travel, or with people in my increasingly diverse community.”
While mapping her future, Jennifer lives in the present, too. Currently she’s graphics editor for the campus satire newspaper, The MQ, and volunteers for Books for Prisoners, a campus group that raises funds and textbook donations for inmates while raising awareness of injustices in the prison system. She’s also carrying lab manager-level duties as a research assistant in the Language Acquisition and Sound Recognition Lab, from training new assistants to scheduling preschool visits for the studies. Back to the future, Jennifer’s long-range dream is to land a position at a hospital in the San Diego region.