College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Jennifer Phelps

Social Science Outstanding Specialization Studies Online Award

Jennifer feels very fortunate to have found her academic “home” here at CSU, Chico.  She is grateful for the opportunity to complete her Social Science degree online, as she lives in Redding and would not otherwise have access to a CSU.  The support of Chico’s fantastic team of professors, advisors, staff, and students has proven invaluable to her during her studies.  After graduating, Jennifer plans to apply to the MSW graduate program here at CSU, Chico.  In terms of employment, Jennifer recently joined the team at Shasta County Health and Human Services as an Eligibility Worker, a position she hopes will inform her future social work career. She previously worked in health care for a number of years as a transcriptionist and pharmacy technician. Jennifer also currently volunteers at Mercy Medical Center Redding in the Oncology clinic and has had the great privilege of being mentored by the nurse liaison and oncology social worker there. 

When she isn’t studying or working, Jennifer enjoys writing poetry and personal essays, playing Schubert impromptus on the piano, making homemade pizza, and attempting to rid her garden of weeds.  Her 17-year-old daughter and rambunctious kitten keep her very busy and provide endless entertainment.