An accomplished educator, entrepreneur, and speaker, Jennifer M. Awe serves as the Dean of Student Affairs at The Juilliard School in New York, NY. In her capacity as an advocate for students and student affairs, she draws on more than 15 years of experience in higher education. Dr. Awe's primary interests are in increasing knowledge, recognition, and support of the visual and performing arts within the current educational system and promoting the significant impact the arts, and an arts education, play within the global economy.
Previous to her position at Juilliard, Dr. Awe served as Associate Dean of Student Life and founding Coordinator of Recreation & Wellness at Ringling College of Art and Design from 2006 - 2013. She also assisted in the development of Forward Health and Wellness (a corporate health company) in Eau Claire, WI while running her own entertainment and fitness businesses.
Jen's passions include travel, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, electronic music composition, and pushing her own personal boundaries within extreme sports. She enjoys sharing her time with her partner and their little brown Boxer, Vivie.