Jessica Jenson

 

Hometown
  • Palo Alto, CA
Campus Location
    Headshot of Jessica
  • Waco Campus
Graduation Year
  • BSW (May 2020) MSW Candidate May 2021
Favorite restaurant
  • Coach's Smoke BBQ, Waco, TX
Why did you choose Baylor's MSW Program?
  • I chose Baylor’s MSW Program because throughout my undergraduate degree I was pushed to grow in my critical thinking skills. I want to learn more about how faith can intersect with social work practice. I also love that the school of social work puts an emphasis on values.
What is a cause you are passionate about?
  • I am passionate about child welfare and equal education opportunities. It is important that children have access to a safe home environment as well as a school environment that supports them in their learning. Social and emotional learning is a huge part of children’s lives and it is so important that they have the resources to develop the social skills needed to be successful in life.
How does a Master of Social Work degree fit into your career plan?
  • An MSW professional degree will help me to have a deeper understanding of clinical practices that will in the long run allow me to understand how to help my clients better.
What is a piece of advice you would give a prospective student
  • The advice I would give prospective students is don’t be afraid to make mistakes. One of the greatest things about Baylor is that I could be completely myself within the school of social work. The professors care about you and want you to learn from your mistakes whether that be in the classroom or outside. Do not fail to do something just because you are afraid of not succeeding.
Unique characteristic about yourself
  • I’m adopted and I’m an identical twin!