Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Jen Forand

Jen is a college counselor with Campus Bound. Learn more about the new developments in her life, and why the families she works with trust her, in this Staff Spotlight.

BA, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

MA, Lesley University

Since 2011, Jen has worked with students from various backgrounds to support them in this process. She has worked as a private and public high school counselor in addition to her work at Campus Bound. Along with working with students, Jen enjoys meeting with families who are considering working with Campus Bound.

In Her Own Words: 

My approach

“I am passionate about matching each unique student to an institution that will foster his or her growth and development. It is incredibly rewarding to learn about a student’s accomplishments and drive and be a part of such an important life transition. I strive to empower young people to use their strengths and realize their goals. My students benefit from my organization, enthusiasm, and ability to break the process into small, manageable steps.”

What I love about my job:

“The best part of my job is fostering relationships with students and parents.  I love learning about a student’s personal and academic journey and matching them to institutions that will continue to help them grow.  It is so rewarding to be a part of such an important process and reduce the stress of the family.  In addition to working with students, I am part of our initiative to develop and deliver free webinar content to families!”  

How I spend my free time:

“When I am not working for Campus Bound, I am spending time with my 18-month-old son.  We enjoy playing outside with our dog, going to playgrounds, and enjoying our local Y!  Personally, I love yoga, walks, and most importantly, enjoying time with family and friends.  My husband and I are also excited that our son will be a big brother in the spring!”