10-second Bio: Jen Covens

Jen Covens

Educational Technology Specialist

IS&T, Media Services

When I started working here:
Sept. 2015

What I do in ten words or less:
I support, document and archive classroom lectures and events.

The best part about working here:
Our amazing community of students and facilitators who all contribute to making the world a more just and better place. (Also – FREE FOOD!)

Something you don’t know about me:
I sometimes enjoy watching trashy reality TV shows like MTV’s Catfish and docu-dramas like My Crazy Ex.

One weird fact about the town I grew up in:
Danbury, CT was once the “Hat City in the World.” Although this may sound cool, Stetson Hats poisoned the water supply with mercury—a byproduct of the tanning process. Danbury was once rated as having the third worst water quality in the country. I only learned this after going away to college and using a Brita for the first time. My high school mascot was the “Mad Hatter” – due to the mercury driving the “hatter” crazy!

If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now), it would be:
Director/Actor/Choreographer working on environmental and social justice pieces.