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JEANNETTE (JEN) GUILLEMIN

Faculty at Northeastern University

Art + Design Advocate

With a background in arts leadership, counseling and teaching, Jen is an arts advocate and creative problem-solver. She has mentored thousands of student-artists and has spearheaded many arts initiatives. She is currently on the Northeastern University faculty, teaching and mentoring art + design students in their world renowned co-op program. Previous to that, she served as inaugural director of the Boston University arts leadership and innovation program, interim director of the BU School of Visual Arts and founding director of the BU Visual Arts Summer Institute. Jen has expertise in higher education administration, building effective partnerships, strategic visioning, curriculum development and cross sector collaboration. Her professional collaborations have led her to teach in prisons and homeless shelters, to create community engaged projects in Boston and to publish research on cultural entrepreneurship and the creative economy. Jen’s passion is to help people identify and focus personal values, creative interests and unique gifts in order to achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.

Jen holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Geneseo and two master’s degrees in Arts Administration and Counseling from Boston University.