Meet Jen McKee.
Name: Jen McKee
Undergraduate Degree: FSU, Social Sciences, 2001
Graduate Degree: FSU, Higher Education, 2006
Hometown: Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
Job: Associate Director
Working at FSU since: 2000
What was your first job?
Publix Cashier, I was 16 and worked there until I was 20. It was an awesome job….and I looked great in green. You’ll find me there again when I retire from FSU 🙂
How did you get your start in Campus Recreation?
I participated in the Walt Disney World College Program when I was a Junior in college. You could choose 3 jobs you would be interested in working while on the internship, and I chose lifeguarding…just because it sounded fun. When I returned to FSU after my semester at Disney, I needed a job, so I applied to lifeguard at the Leach Center and Stults Pool (now the HCB)!
What do you do for fun?
Cheer on the Noles (in all sports), hang out with my husband and pup, and practice and teach yoga!
Who do you admire and why?
My Mimi. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known, we were besties 🙂
What’s your favorite place to grab a meal in Tallahassee?
Breakfast – Cafe Gabe (my husband makes me breakfast on the weekends)
Lunch – Paisley Cafe if I’m feeling fancy
Dinner – Siam Sushi is my current fave
What do you do?
I am part of the fun Outdoor Adventures and Aquatics Team! I also have the pleasure of overseeing Risk Management for Campus Recreation.
What does an average day look like?
Usually putting out some sort of fire.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
The people I work with….I know it sounds cliche, but I absolutely LOVE this entire team of professionals……and of course the students too 🙂
What advice would you give yourself in college?
Find What Moves You.