Miss Red Rose City 2021
Jenna lives in Reading, PA but is a 2018 graduate of Millersville University where she completed her degree in Applied Disability Studies and a minor in psychology. She strives to be an advocate for people with disabilities. Her plans for the future include continuing her education by pursuing a masters degree in School Counseling then becoming an elementary school counselor. She completed an internship during her senior year with the elementary school counselor in Antietam School District. This allowed her to work directly with students and staff where she created guidance lesson plans on a variety of subjects which she taught to classes grades kindergarten through sixth.
As a student at Millersville University, Jenna spent 4 seasons spinning color guard with the Millersville University Marauder Marching Band where she had the pleasure of being the color guard captain. She also started a baton twirling club on campus and organized appearances for the twirlers to perform at. She has been twirling baton since the age of 4. Her most recent twirling accomplishments include being the AAU Collegiate All Around Twirl Champion and AAU Color Guard Champion. Jenna has had the pleasure of twirling in the Miss America “Show Us Your Shoes” parade in Atlantic City for the past three years. She was also able to perform with Field of View Indoor Color Guard and compete at Winter Guard Internationals where her team became semifinalist. Jenna was a 2013 graduate from Owen J Roberts High School in Pottstown, PA.
She currently works as a Diamond Girl for the Reading Fightin Phils baseball team and runs Antietam Valley’s playground program. Jenna is also a small business owner of Sparkling Designs and Gifts where she makes a variety of custom items perfect for any occasion.
Jenna is devoting her life to her platform, Breaking Down the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness by Opening Up because she is her platform. She has had to overcome the challenges and stigma that those with mental illnesses face but it has encouraged her to make a difference in others lives. Since Jenna knows so well how stigma affects someone, she is determined to change how others see mental illnesses.
As Miss Red Rose City, Jenna is using her voice often to share her story of mental illness with others and encouraging them to share their stories. She believes that by people sharing their stories, it puts a face to the illness making it more than a diagnosis.