Staff Profile

Jennifer McCoy

Jennifer McCoy

Residence Life Coordinator

Email: mccoyj3@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2873


Education: BS, Northwest Missouri State University, 2014; MA, Seattle Pacific University 2021

Jennifer is originally from Gower, Missouri, a small town north of Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Northwest Missouri State University and attained her degree in Organizational Communication. During her undergraduate years, Jennifer found herself overly involved, overly caffeinated, and a desire to be in intentionally community.

After graduating college, Jennifer found herself in Nashville, Tennessee working with a non-profit organization that hosted short-term mission trips in the city. Over these five years, Jennifer was able to mentor college-aged interns and was able to be a witness of their growth and understanding of social justice issues, their leadership styles, and confidence to be a leader.

It was also during her time in Nashville that Jennifer developed a desire to better understand how to best support people in the workplace. This prompted her move to Seattle in the fall of 2019 to begin her master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. Over her two years as a graduate student, Jennifer worked within Residence Life as an advisor for Area Councils in both Emerson and Arnett Halls. Jennifer is excited to build relationships with the students in her hall as well as across campus. If you see Jennifer around campus, she will more than likely have a coffee in hand and thinking about the next time she can eat a donut. She also appreciates a well-timed pun and talking about the latest research on leadership development.