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Kersten Jaeger

Academic Advisor

Professional Biography

My path has been one of varied experiences, full of missteps and successes, that has led me to my current path. I've worked as an English teacher in Japan, the event coordinator at an independent bookstore, and a freelance journalist. Slowly I found my way back to DU (where I received my undergraduate degree in Journalism) to pursue a Master's in Curriculum & Instruction. Through all my experiences, I have realized I love working with students and helping them find their way which led me to this role as an Academic Advisor. I hope to help students discover their strengths and develop confidence in themselves.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes: Input, Positivity, Intellection, Adaptability, Restorative

Where is your favorite spot on DU's campus? The tree next to the Korbel school that is perfect to sit in a read a book

What is your favorite entertainment? Going out to movies, concerts or comedy shows or trying new restaurants around Denver

What is one piece of advice you have for students? Life is not a straight line - you can change your path many times

How do you practice self-care? Find balance - if I have been constantly going I may stay home and watch tv; if I have been too isolated I'll reach out to friends; if I have been working inside a lot I'll get outside and go for a walk

Share a quote you really like. "You find your path by walking it." - Maya Angelou