Jenna Gilio Joins Women’s Center This Summer

By Jenna Gilio

Hey there! My name is Jenna Gilio. I am so excited to be writing to you as one of the newest staff members here at the Women’s Center! I am a middle school teacher in the Kansas City Public School District and currently pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at UMKC. In my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening, listening to podcasts, and taking trips to the dog park with my two dogs, Bella and Collins. As a former Culinary Arts teacher, I love cooking, trying new recipes, and most importantly, eating yummy foods! My favorite food blogger is The Minimalist Baker. Check her out sometime!

When I graduate from UMKC next year, I hope to continue working with college students at UMKC. I love the community at UMKC, the focus on inclusivity and the celebration of diversity. For me, college was such an important and developmental time, and I hope to one day walk alongside students as they navigate their own college experience.

I was drawn to the Women’s Center because I want to support and learn how to be a better advocate to my sisters on the UMKC campus. I love that the Women’s Center offers a safe space to those who are seeking refuge, provides resources to those who aren’t sure where to find them, and strives to promote awareness of the women’s issues so many college women face today. I am so excited to be a part of the Women’s Center mission this Summer. I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!