Student Spotlight: Jenna Jacobs

Jenna Jacobs

Jenna Jacobs, Mechanical Engineering ’16


I had the pleasure of getting to know, and spending LOTS of time with (we were trapped in a van together for 30+ hours), Jenna during our Ragnar adventure. While she had always come in to the office to visit, I never had the opportunity during those visits to truly experience her humor, dedication, intelligence, and heart. She is a prime example of how multifaceted and multi-talented Wentworth students are. Despite the fact that I’m thrilled and very proud that she’s graduating in just a few short weeks, I’ll miss her positive energy and seeing her on campus. Without further ado, Leopard friends, meet Jenna…

Jesse Correia, Assistant to the Deans

Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself- 

My name is Jenna Jacobs and I’m a senior in Mechanical Engineering, graduating this coming august. I’m originally from Connecticut, but consider Boston my true home.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I am travelling Europe for three weeks. I am visiting London, Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Milan. I also accepted an employment opportunity with General Motors in Lansing, Michigan, so I am moving there after I get back. I will be working as a Fuel System Development Engineer in the Performance Engineering department.

WOW! Congratulations on the new job! So, since your time here is almost done, you’re basically a Wentworth pro- Do you have any advice for our new students preparing to join us this September?
My advice to the new students would be to get involved in as much as possible early on. The opportunities that you are given by attending Wentworth and you should take advantage of as many as you can. Time will fly by and be over before you know it, so enjoy it as much that you can.

What will you miss most about Wentworth when you’re gone?
There is so much that I am going to miss about Wentworth, but the one thing I am going to miss the most are the people. The students, faculty and staff absolutely made this the most incredible last four years.

Speaking of incredible people, you recently completed the Cape Cod Ragnar Relay with Team WentWorthIT- tell us about your experience-
I was asked to run the Ragnar Relay race with 11 other Wentworth affiliates and as a runner, it sounded like a challenge I just couldn’t turn down. We were packed into 2 vans where we ate, slept and lived for over 24 hours. We each ran 3 legs; my total miles were just under 21. I ran the hardest and longest leg which was called the “Wicked Hahd”, I was excited for the task. It was definitely mentally and physically challenging, but we raised over $10,000 for the student emergency fund which made it all worthwhile.

Alright, now it’s time for my favorite part of these interviews- the fun questions! Give us 3 fun facts about yourself-
1) I have been a surfer for 10 years now it’s one of my favorite summer activities.
2) I just adopted a baby kitten which I named Koa. She was born on memorial day, so I wanted a patriotic name and Koa means warrior in Hawaiian.
3) I have been a volunteer firefighter for almost 8 years now and it is one of the most rewarding parts of my life.

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food would have to be filet mignon; I love a nice steak.

If we had a lipsync battle, which of the three Deans would win and why?
First of all, if there was a lipsync battle, these three deans are the ones I’d want to see perform. I personally feel like Dean Kosses is the type that sings in the car with her kids so she has a bit of an advantage. Dean Fowler is the quiet type, but I feel like he could surprise us all with his lyrical skills. My money would go on Dean Wenner though, I could see her throwing dance moves in with her singing and taking it home.