Sociology and Anthropology Alumnus – Jennifer Lind
Jackson Care Connect
Career Path and Life Passions
Jennifer is the CEO of Jackson Care Connect, a regional healthcare company created in 2012, working towards creating better health for people in the community. As an undergraduate, Jennifer always had an interest in the intersection of health and human experience and how equity can be achieved. Combining research with community practicum experience allowed Jennifer to:
“Follow my own thread of inquiry and thought rather than just reading what others have done. I loved being able to be creative and see the real impact on families and homes and lives. I learned how to listen to people.”
Before returning to the community and accepting the position she has now, Jennifer spent time talking with people she met about their careers; networking to thoughtfully consider positions that work to make a positive social impact.
“I would go to these conferences and people would stand up and ask a question and on break, I would introduce myself. By doing informational interviews and
meeting people, I would start to understand just how many fascinating niches there are in the world of health care to explore.”
Useful Job Skills
While working towards creating better health for the community, Jennifer recognizes the challenges of collaboration with large institutions and credits communication skills as the most important tool to have, and develop in her job.
“The skills that are important in my job are communication and partnering skills to really bring people together to solve problems. I think that is the strength that I bring to the world and that’s what I use every day.”