Jen Swanda

Associate Director of Communications for Digital Strategy and Operations

Jen is responsible for the administration and management of the Bowdoin website. This work includes managing new features and functionality; supporting the editor community; offering content strategy, user experience, and analytics consulting; and creating and upholding digital governance to impose clarity and consistency on In addition to overseeing the website, she works with campus partners to coordinate other digital projects and serves on the Accessibility Task Force.

Jen has worked in digital strategy in the non-profit and public sectors for nearly ten years. Her higher education experience includes leading the digital team at the University of New England and helping to launch the University of Texas at Austin website redesign. She earned her A.B. in History and Psychological & Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College.

A boomerang New Englander, Jen lives in Portland with her husband Jeff and their excitable shepherd mix Eddy. She enjoys biking, hiking, live music of all kinds, and searching for Southern Maine's finest tacos.

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  • AB, Dartmouth College