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Jeni Eltink


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1) Who are you?

I’m Jeni Eltink.

2) What do you do in Kirby?

As Director, I make sure that all of the functions of Kirby Student Center are working together effectively. I work with our staff in our two major areas (Student Activities & Leadership, and Events & Conferences) and with colleagues across campus to provide an inclusive and excellent student union experience for UMD students and our other guests.

3) What's your favorite part of your job?

I love seeing the impact that Kirby Student Center has on our students and on the UMD campus. We’re home to more than 270 student organizations and are host to more than 5,500 events each year. There’s always something happening in Kirby.

4) What's the best meal you've ever had?

There’s a great restaurant in Mansfield, Massachusetts called Fresh Catch where they serve seafood pulled from the water the same day you dine. They’ve got a lobster boil with mussels and clams and chowder that’s amazing.

5) If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Road trip! I’d love to do a massive road (and air) trip to all 59 U.S. National Parks.