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Student Spotlight: Jenna Thelen

For this month's student spotlight, we are featuring a student who was a camp counselor for the Scenic Rivers AHEC Health Careers Camp this past summer. Learn more about Jenna's involvement with Scenic Rivers AHEC and her plans for the future.

Where are you originally from?

Menasha, Wisconsin

Where did you attend/or currently are attending school?

UW-La Crosse

What are your future career/school goals?

To graduate college with a degree in Public Health and pursue a master's degree in Public Health. Ultimately, I would like to work for a global non-profit organization.

Have you participated in any AHEC programs such as camp counselor, AHEC alumni or AHEConnect?

This past summer I had the opportunity to be a camp counselor for the AHEC Health Careers Camp.

Do you have plans to take advantage of AHEC programs in the future?

I plan to get involved with the public health programs that AHEC offers in the future, possibly the Wisconsin Express or the CHIP program.

What advice would you give to younger students starting to navigate their future in a health care career?

Take advantage of all the opportunities that are available, even if you think you might not like it.

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