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Staff Spotlight: Christina Jelinek

Position title: High school program coordinator

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Alma mater and degrees: Bachelor’s in K–12 education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Interests/hobbies: Exploring state parks with my family, trying new restaurants, entertaining and being entertained by our two toddlers.

Community involvement: In my spare time, I volunteer as a captioner of YouTube videos for the hard of hearing.

What do you do for College Possible?
I supervise our College Access AmeriCorps members and act as the liaison with our area high school partners.

What do you love most about your job?

I love that my role means being able to be a part of the mission of increasing educational equity and that I get to have an impact on our coaches and be a support person and guide for them. Coaches and students are my inspiration.

What do you want to learn more about this year?
This year I want to learn what we all are looking to learn, I think — what does education look like in a post-2020 world? As schools return to in-person learning, what changes will stick when it comes to college access and academic success?

Why College Possible?
I’m thrilled to be with College Possible because I’m passionate about ensuring that the inspiring, intelligent, and amazing students in our community ALL have the knowledge and resources to reach their goals. College Possible has been such a big part of that mission in Omaha, and I’m honored to be a part of it.

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