Jenny Petersen

Sr Administrative Coordinator, Dean's Office

100 O'Shaughnessy Hall


  1. If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
    I have honestly no idea so I took a quiz (I’ve always been such a square) and it told me I was Vanilla so if you’ll excuse me I’m going to soak my dentures now
  2. If you were a YouTube star, what would you be famous for (i.e. cooking, makeup, comedy, crafting etc)?
    I highly doubt I’d ever be a youtube star, but I wouldn’t put it past myself to be a large part of a compilation video of people falling down or running into things. I’ve broken a toe on a coffee table and I’ll probably do it again in the near future
  3. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
    I swallowed a bug while ziplining in Mexico on my honeymoon. Surely that has to count.
  4. What is something you would like to learn or do in your life?
    I would love to learn the guitar or ukulele. I have visions of playing with my kiddos around a campfire (kumbayaaaaa etc.). Something I’d love to do? I need to travel more. I dream regularly about diving headfirst into the sea of Crete off Santorini.
  5. Choosing anyone in the world, who would you like to have as a dinner guest and why?
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If only to offer her any organs of mine she may need to harvest so she can live to 150

Hi! I graduated from Indiana University in 2007 with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Latin. After graduation, I moved to Chicago and worked as an advertising and sales liaison for a high-end jewelry company (ask me to tell you the story about “where does the pink tray go?”). After exactly 365 days in the jewelry business, I began work as a receptionist and then an executive assistant for the large-cap growth team at Alliance Bernstein and most recently as an executive assistant for the private equity team at Baird Capital. I moved to Granger in August of 2016 and started my job at ND that September in the Arts & Letters Dean’s Office. I am married to the cutest guy I know and we have a five-year-old girl named Addie (short for Adelaide- any Guys and Dolls fans out there?), an almost two-year-old boy named Logan (Gaelic for “Little Warrior”) and a ten-year-old super mutt named Thomas (just because he looks like a proper old man and can pull off a very convincing bow tie). I also run my own photography business and am an enormous fan of the Chicago Cubs and Indiana Hoosiers basketball.