Web Project Manager
Since completing her B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Manitoba with a minor in Management from the Asper School of Business, Jenny-Lynn has been working in the IT industry for close to a decade, and loves all things web-related.
Though her job is technical, her life outside of Think Shift is very creative. Jenny-Lynn grew up in the arts community, and began performing at a young age, singing with various choirs, vocal jazz and a capella groups. She’s performed at Goldeyes and Blue Bomber games, WAR Child Benefit concert, Fred Penner’s Christmas Special, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the International Children’s Festival circuit.
In her free time, JL creates lettering and watercolour art and is a member of Ecco Singers. She belongs to the Winnipeg Ukulele Club, Secret Handshake, New Media Manitoba and the Winnipeg PHP Group. And she’s a volunteer mentor for the Winnipeg Chapter of Ladies Learning Code. Jenny-Lynn also has an odd affinity for owning small things, like her ukulele and smart car. And she’s an Apple lover to her core (pun intended). She even worked part-time at the retail store for a while.
Q. What was university like for you?
A. University of Manitoba was a really great experience which allowed me to explore different career opportunities. I was granted enrolment to the Asper School of Business in my second year, working towards a double major in Management Information Systems and Accounting – but I felt something was missing. I always knew I loved computers, so I took Introduction to Computer Science as an elective. My instructor then told me about the Computer Science Co-Op program which integrates academic studies with paid work industry experience. I took a break from university for a semester to tour with my acapella quartet, then returned to university as a Faculty of Science student. I honestly can’t sing enough praises for the Co-Op program – not only did I graduate with one year of industry experience, I also graduated debt free.