Jenny Frank

PhD Student, SUNY ESF

 

photo of Jenny Frank

Specialites:   Sustainable Energy 

Mentoring:  

Why I want to be a mentor:
I honestly enjoy helping others. If there''s any way I can help another person in my field, I would be honored to do so. I do not have a large number of powerful female mentors in my life and I would love to be that person to someone else.

Personal Statement:
My short-term goals consist of obtaining my PhD and publishing the remaining chapters of my master''s thesis. While I am not exactly sure of my overall career pathway, I know I enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals. My interests include distance running, traveling, readling, and cooking.

Philosophy:
In my life try to help and understand others in the best way I can. I try my best to treat everyone as equal no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they are coming from. I frequently ask how people are feeling or how their day is going; whether it''s the cashier at a grocery store, a server at a restaurant, or a cowoker. I try to offer advice and help to younger women in the stem field. Ultimately, I want to management a research group or project. Through my management style, I want to empower a diverse group of people succeed in this field.

Commitment to Diversity:
Last year I participated in the Scientists in Residence Program. My main responsibilities were developing lesson plans, implementing the lessons, and helping individual student understand the content. Over the course of a semester, I helped students understand scientific concepts through experiments, projects, and lessons. For one project, I had students learn about a woman in science and present on their findings.

Contact information:

jrfran01@syr.edu