Head of Communications & Engagement
LOCATIONHomer Babbidge Library
DEPARTMENTCommunications & Engagement
Jean Nelson heads up the Communications and Engagement Unit, responsible for managing the public perception, engagement activities, and overall communication strategies for the UConn Library to enable strategic, efficient, and effective messaging. Previously, Jean worked in several positions that focused on event planning, marketing, and communications for non-profits including the Farmington River Watershed Association and Litchfield Performing Arts. She received her B.S. in Public Administration from Nichols College in Dudley, MA and her M.S. in Public Administration from UConn.
When not at work, Jean volunteers at the Coventry Farmers’ Market in Coventry, CT, an organization she helped start in 2004 and currently serves as the chair of the Operating Committee.