In addition to her studies and work, Jenna amazingly enough also finds time to pursue her other interests, such as ice swimming, horse riding, and creating amazing make-up looks for herself. She believes that it is important to have a balance in life, and these activities help her to relax and recharge.
– I used to hit the gym pretty regularly too, but I’ve had to put that on hold for a bit while I finish up my Master’s thesis, says Jenna with a smile.
For Jenna, COVID-19 has been a blessing in disguise, enabling her to study remotely and pursue her degree without compromising her work commitments. She emphasizes the importance of communication and cooperation when working on group projects and recommends discussing individual schedules and working methods to facilitate teamwork.
Choosing information management as her field felt natural, as Jenna has always had a passion for logical subjects.
– I did pretty well in school regarding STEM subjects, but the humanistic studies just weren’t for me. They were too creative and didn’t have enough logic to them. I mean, I like knowing that no matter where you are in the world, 1+1 will always equal 2. It’s just one of those things that you don’t have to doubt; you know what I mean?
As a woman in engineering, Jenna has never felt intimidated.
– I think that the key to succeeding in a male-dominated field is being a team player and having good communication skills. But it’s not all on the individual. I think employers have a big role to play in promoting gender equality and creating a safe and inclusive work environment.
– When I was a kid, it felt like all the moms in my friend group were nurses or doctors, but now, things have changed. Girls are being taught that the sky’s the limit and that there’s a whole world of possibilities out there. We’ve got role models from all walks of life.
Jenna is proud to work at Arnon, where she has been free to make independent decisions and grow professionally. Among Jenna’s current job tasks are master data management, development of production planning, and SAP training for her colleagues.
– What I like about my job is that no day is the same. You can’t predict what’s going to happen.
Looking toward the future, Jenna is excited about the prospect of integrating data, technology, and business processes at Arnon. She believes that Arnon offers new opportunities for shaping her work as the company grows.
– People sometimes ask me what’s next after finishing my studies. Back in 2016, I swore I would never study again, but life has a funny way of changing our plans. Now, I can’t say for certain that I won’t study again, but for now, I’m taking things one step at a time and trying to figure out my next move.