Jenna Beckwith Messman

Graduate Assistant, Health Center, Family Science
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Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: SPH 1228
Phone: 301-405-4015 |
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Jenna Beckwith Messman is a fourth-year Family Science doctoral student from Arlington, VA.  She has served as the Sexual Health Program Coordinator at the University of Maryland Health Center since 2011. She coordinates sexual health education, programming and service needs of the campus community, trains and supervises peer educators, provides individual and/or group consultations, and serves as an active LGBTQ advocate and ally on campus. Jenna has extensive experience establishing sexual wellness and LGBTQ programming and services in both high school and university settings. In addition to her sexual health and sexuality expertise, Jenna has considerable experience in peer education as well as individual and family-focused substance abuse prevention and intervention programs. Prior to her arrival at University of Maryland, she worked in the Health Promotion office at Florida Atlantic University and in the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness at her alma mater, The Pennsylvania State University.  Jenna graduated Phi Beta Kappa from PSU with dual bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Crime, Law & Justice as well as earning a Master's of Education in Secondary School Counseling. Her research interests include resources for adults raising gender nonconforming or transgender children and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health program design and implementation.