Jennifer Novo is an advocate for diversity, higher education, and social change. For twenty years, Jennifer has worked closely with diverse college students both inside and outside the classroom. Her experiences in academic enrichment, retention, student success, and student life give her the unique ability to connect with young people. While on campus, her passion for student success spearheaded multiple initiatives to enhance learning, leadership, and campus diversity. She often jokes that she wants to stay in college forever!
In addition, Jennifer uses her platform, time, and energy towards helping college students learn interdependence, service, civic engagement, growth, and development. She is an advocate and promotes learning through positive reinforcement and support.
Jennifer holds a Master's of Science Degree in Higher Education Administration; she also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management both from Florida International University in Miami. Jennifer is a first-generation American. She is currently the Executive Director of FUTURO, an inclusive non-profit organization focused on career readiness and professional development for college students in Middle Tennessee. She serves on the Education Trust of Tennessee’s Higher Education Policy Council and is an Ambassador for Conexion America’s YP Conexion Next. She enjoys volunteering with nonprofit organizations in her community. She lives in Mt. Juliet, a suburb outside of Nashville, Tennessee with her husband & son.