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Jennie Lowe ’12

Class of 2012
“WFS cultivated my interests from a young age. I felt like teachers really knew me - both my strengths and my weaknesses. They allowed me to be who I was while also encouraging me to reach my full potential. I felt like more than just a student in the Class of 2012; I felt like an important part of the community.”
Jennie Lowe ’12 graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016 with her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. During her time in Newark, she was a member of the Active Minds and Public Health Clubs. Upon her graduation from Delaware, Jennie traveled 90 miles south to the University of Maryland in pursuit of her Master’s of Social Work (M.S.W.). While studying for her M.S.W. in Baltimore,  Jennie served as a member of the Student Government Executive Board and was a research scholarship recipient.

After receiving her M.S.W. in 2018, she began working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing outpatient and inpatient mental health services to children and families. In June of 2021, Jennie became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), allowing her to advocate for children in the foster care system. Currently, she serves as the Site Director for LifeStance Health, Inc. where she supervises a licensed clinical team, manages site-specific operations, and responds to escalated patient needs. Jennie, when asked to reflect on what she loves most about her work, stated, “The human connection. I hear life stories all day and learn so much from the people I serve. It’s cliche, but I’m reminded every day that we are all just trying our best.”

Her next stop? Nursing school. Jennie is currently in the process of applying to nursing schools in hopes of becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner where she can continue to use her therapy skills and blend in pharmacology. A WFS graduate, Jennie believes that Friends’ emphasis on teaching interpersonal skills has had a major impact on her life. She states, “The small classroom sizes allowed me to get to know my peers on a personal level, some of which I maintain close friendships with to this day.” 

Her advice for the Class of 2023? “Hold onto your connections. Shake a lot of hands (or bump elbows) and maintain relationships - the best way to meet your goals is to have a network of people supporting you. Lastly, get to know the people you meet on a deeper level; when your connections know who you really are, they can open up doors for you.”

Great work, Jennie!

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