Jennifer Christensen

Financial Aid Coordinator, (541) 506-6029


Jennifer began her education at community college and was hired there as a Scholarship Officer, helping students to find resources for funding their education, after being named to the 2004 All USA Academic Team.  She now manages the Federal Work Study student employment program for Columbia Gorge Community College, serves on the Access and Diversity committee and as advisor for the CGCC Music Society.  She also sits on the Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) state legislative commitee, monitoring opportunities for Oregon student funding.  Her interests include cross-country skiing, studying Danish, backpacking and practicing prescriptive harp therapy with Heart of Hospice or Mid Columbia Medical Center.


Colorado State University
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Human Resources Management specialization - In progress.
Human Resources Management graduate certificate, 2019.
Arcadia University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Honors Studies, 2006.

Victoria University of Wellington

Study abroad year - Psychology Research Methods, Intercultural Communications, Field Geology and Neuroscience, 2005.

Brookdale Community College

Associate of Arts in Psychology and Honors Studies, 2004.


Certification & Memberships

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Member.

Oregon Rural Community College Consortium Member.

Inclusion & Diversity Consortium of Oregon Community Colleges (IDC) Member.

Columbia Gorge Human Resources Professionals Group Member.


Awards & Recognition

2019 WASFAA Conference scholarship

2019 Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) Music scholarship


Pronouns: She/her.