Jenny Park has been a member of the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics’s since December 2009. During her time in the department, Jenny has consistently demonstrated excellent customer service, resourcefulness, a commitment to professional growth, and has provided continuity to a department that has seen significant turnover and transformation since her hire. Jenny has served as the primary contact for our 20 faculty and for hundreds of students inquiring about travel procedures, petty cash, and reimbursements. She has monitored the distribution of keys within our department. She has done all of this with graciousness and collegiality.
In her role, Jenny is often required to educate individuals regarding University policies and regulations. Sometimes, these policies impact individuals in a way that they might not necessarily find to be positive or even desired. However, it is important that rules be followed. Jenny has managed to find a way to not shy away from informing individuals of bad news while being somehow maintaining a positive perspective. Her consistency, professionalism, and demeanor inspire me.
Jenny is very much deserving of this nomination as part of the Celebrating UW Women event. We in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics are fortunate to have her as a colleague and celebrate her being here often. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to recognize her contributions more broadly.