Jennifer Franco. M.A.
Academic Advisor, SSS Teacher Preparation
TRIO Student Support Services
Student Success, Student Retention, Mothers in Higher Education, First-Generation College Experience, Latinx College Experience, Academic Advising, Student Empowerment, and motivational speaker.
Northeastern Illinois University, B.A., Political Science
Loyola University Chicago, M.A., Women & Gender Studies

Jennifer holds an M.A. in Women's Studies and Gender Studies from Loyola and a B.A. in Political Science from NEIU. Her passion for education is noticeable, as she truly believes that education can open a multitude of opportunities. As a first-generation Latina woman who overcame numerous obstacles, she feels that having a mentor makes a difference in a student's academic journey. During her last two semesters in her undergraduate journey she had two mentors that supported her along the way and motivated her to stay in school. She is thankful that they took the time to guide her and listen to her needs and concerns. She hopes to pay it forward and be able to provide the guidance that each student needs during their time at NEIU. Furthermore, she is thrilled to work with the Golden Eagle community!

Additional Information

Top five strengths: Achiever, Strategic, Relator, Connectedness, Ideation

Schedule an appointment with Jennifer.

Room LIB 406
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Regular hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12-1 p.m.