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Meet Our Staff

Jennie LarsenJennie Larsen
Director, Center for Chicago Programs
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As Director, Jennie coordinates and supervises all Chicago-based College programs and events. She directs the Lake Forest College In The Loop program, at our Chicago residential campus, as well as ACTIVATE, the College’s premiere summer internship program in the city. She facilitates all course trips to Chicago, as well as speakers brought to campus. Having grown up in the Chicagoland area, Jennie is a strong supporter of experiential learning and is passionate about student engagement with the city.

Jennie’s favorite thing to do in Chicago is to visit Lost Larson, an Andersonville bakery and café specializing in Swedish pastries, where she can catch up with friends, get lost in a book, or sketch jewelry designs.

Stephen Green

Stephen Green
Chicago Program Coordinator

As Chicago Program Coordinator, Stephen lives and works on-site at the College’s Chicago campus. He manages residential operations for the Lake Forest College In The Loop and ACTIVATE programs, teaches a .5-credit course as part of the In The Loop program, and oversees the Center’s 360 Chicago program.

Stephen holds a B.S. in New Media Communication with a concentration in Graphic Design from Indiana University Kokomo and an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University.

As a relatively new Chicago resident, Stephen spends most of his time exploring the city’s many neighborhoods. On any given weekend, you will likely find him sipping a nitro cold brew at Electric Mud Coffee Bar in Bucktown.

Kathy Barnett

Kathy Barnett
Administrative Assistant

Originally from Indiana, Kathy has lived and worked both in Chicago and the Northern Suburbs. With a degree in Social Work from Indiana University, she has also worked in special events and fundraising in a university setting and most recently did research in stained and decorative glass for a private museum in Evanston.

A great fan of public transit, Kathy enjoys the majesty of Lake Michigan, the great architectural variety of the Chicago area, and food adventures with friends and family.