Jen Brown

Jen Brown is an Associate Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, certified mindfulness teacher and coach, and trained CIMER facilitator.  Through her own experiences navigating the academic environment and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, she saw how powerful mentorship can be and developed a deep interest in what makes mentoring relationships functional and how to foster them.  Despite the importance ofmentorship in academia, few academics recieve training around how to be an effective mentor or mentee.  Seeing this gap and realizing the fundamental relational dimension to mentoring, she created the unique relational model of mentor and mentee training used in Mindful Mentoring.  Jen loves the opportunities to connect with the graduate students, faculty and staff that she gains through facilitation of Mindful Mentor programs.