Jennifer Thurston at AMC Block Party

Jennifer Thurston, MPA

Academic Services Program Director

Jennifer spent nearly her entire career in higher education in different roles: as an academic advisor, administrator, academic services program director, and even as a division I assistant volleyball coach. The common thread among these positions is her love of serving and supporting students. Originally from western Maryland, Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and worked at Georgia Tech as a volleyball coach and academic advisor for 13 years. She and her husband decided the mountains were calling and they moved to Colorado in 2004. After working at CU-Denver and Red Rocks Community College, she hit the jackpot in 2010 by finding a position at CU-Anschutz that gave her the opportunity to help build a first-of-its-kind Master of Science program from scratch. Now in its 11th year, the Modern Human Anatomy Program has 187 alumni in diverse clinical and professional careers. The Modern Human Anatomy Program gave Jennifer the opportunity to put her student services skills to work, use her Master in Public Administration from CU-Denver to craft policies, and to do what she loves best, serving and supporting students.

Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place


Aurora, CO 80045

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