Meet one of Kelley School of Business at IUPUI's newest staff members! Jennifer Nikirk is the program assistant for Kelley's Evening MBA Program.
Q: Where is your hometown?
Jennifer: Bedford, IN
Q: How long have you worked at Kelley?
Jennifer: One week!
Q: What is your career and education background?
Jennifer: I have a BS in Public Affairs from IU Bloomington, and previously worked in IT at the State for about 12 years.
Q: What was your first job?
Jennifer: I worked at the city pool; sitting at the top of the slide was the best.
Q: What is your favorite food?
Jennifer: Biscuits and gravy or pancakes.
Q: Will you share a surprising fact about you?
Jennifer: I’ve been a vegetarian for 25 years.
Q: How do you spend your time outside of Kelley?
Jennifer: I’m a traveler. I’ve been to 36 states, 15 countries, and lived in London for 6 months in 2005. I also love being outside, hiking, and tormenting my old grumpy dog.
Q: What is your spirit animal & why?
Jennifer: Reuben the wombat. I met him at the Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville, Australia, and he didn’t have a care in the world.
Q: Where is your favorite place to travel?
Jennifer: Everywhere! I never get tired of London though
Q: Do you have social media you’d be willing to share?
Jennifer: Visit my travel photos account on Instagram here.