•Kane County IL, Information Technology Department (ITD)Desktop Support Specialist, 2018 to 2021
The Desktop Support Specialist extends technical support to all Kane County IL employees related to hardware, software, and networking and consults with other employees and identifies technology problems; they then propose or collaborate on solutions. They are responsible for troubleshooting problems faced by the end-users of PCs, laptops, and mobile phones by identifying issues and analyzing them. In this position, I was required to be aware ofand able to respond to changes in technology. The Desktop Support Specialist must be technologically savvy and focused on finding solutions to issues with technology and Information integration. Technicians receive trouble tickets raised by users through emails, telephones or in-person, as they are the single point-of-contact for any of the County Departments.
•US Department of Commerce (USDOC), Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) Special Agent, Chicago Field Office, 1998 to 2018
Jennifer Clark is the Administrative Assistant for the Career and Workforce Education Department at Lake Michigan College with over 10 years experience helping faculty, staff, students and visitors navigate college and career advancement. She is proud to be a Lake Michigan College alum, receiving an Associate of Arts. Jennifer went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University.
Rocking the boy mom life! Aspiring Crafter. Energetic Organizer. Introverted Extrovert.
Education: Andrews University: BA Chemistry, MAT Mathematics MS, Mathematics Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Math emphasis, Cognate Statistics Other schools attended Western Michigan University, Notre Dame University, and Harvard.
Awards: Who's Who Among America's Teachers: 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005
Memberships: Mathematics Association of America Michigan Section of Mathematics Association of America Michigan Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges
Articles: 38 papers presented at State, National and International Conferences
PhD, Curriculum & Instruction; Master of Arts, Mathematics; M.A.T. Mathematics
From 2016 to 2020, Leah worked with Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR as a Resident Assistant and Advisor, which inspired her love of Residential Education while she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with a focus on Interpersonal Relations. Dedicated to her passion, she decided to move across the country and expand her education to a Master of Arts at Western Michigan University and joined the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program, with an anticipated graduation date of April 2023.
Leah began working with Lake Michigan College in 2021 after being offered a graduate-level position as the Resident Director of Beckwith Hall, and developed her field experience working with Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA as a Summer Programs Assistant Resident Director. These experiences only further encouraged her passion for building a long-term career path working towards the support and holistic growth of college students while inspiring students to "fall in love with the journey rather than the destination," a motto that has driven many of Leah's past students. Born and raised in Portland, OR, Leah loves a good rainy day, as well as traveling with her golden retriever Joey, reading a good book, and trying to find the best maple latte in the area.
Career Services is building to help all students and alumni with their career development (including career exploration, search, and success) and to help local employers fill their talent pipeline with internships, job shadowing, and career fairs. Barbara also oversees the endowed scholarship program and enjoys serving our network of generous donors, and all those who want to help LMC students succeed. As Director, Career Services and Alumni Engagement, she is interested in collecting and telling the stories of the many Lake Michigan College Alumni. Barbara's passion at the College is two-fold: 1) to ensure that students, especially first-generation students like her, have the best chance of success at Lake Michigan College and beyond and 2) that the College is always a part of the solution for initiatives that bring a positive impact to our communities and economy.
She received a Bachelor's Degree in Modern Languages from Queen Mary University London and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Community College Leadership at Ferris State University.
Please call me Rhi. I graduated from Michigan State University and obtained my Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan. I have been practicing mental health for 20 years. I live in the area with my tween daughters, husband, and a pug dog. I enjoy spending time in or near the water and enjoy the moment of a beautiful sunset.
I am passionate about working with students who are dealing with various life issues. I want to create a safe and inclusive environment. I use various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and use a person centered approach. I think it’s best to tailor each therapy session to the individual student to address their specific needs. I have experience with depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide, personality disorders, life transitions, interpersonal problems, self-esteem, gender identity issues, LGBTQ+, trauma, life stressors, academic or work related stress, substance use, time management, disabilities, grief and loss, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I view therapy as a way to gain insight with learning cognitive and behavioral skills to help live the best version of your life. Therapy allows a safe and confidential place to process stressors and allow self-growth. Therapy helps with your life narrative to makes sense of the past while writing the story of a different future.
I feel strongly about assisting and advocating for students with disabilities to help ensure they receive equal and equitable accommodations.