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Greetings from SoCal

Hi All,

I am Jen Ford and I am coming to you from Southern California. I am a wife an mom. I have two wonderful boys, Jacob who is 7, and Owen who is 4 (soon to be 5). I am currently a stay at home mom and have been for the last 5 years.

Before children, I worked for the LA County Public Library as an Aide. I did that for almost 5 years before transitioning to a full-time job with a local career college. I went on to spend two years in their library and an additional year as the campus registrar.

Currently, I am two years into this program and hope to complete my MLIS by next summer. (I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!) When I graduate, I plan to pursue a career in public librarianship.

I have really been trying to take advantage of this strange time we are living in by attempting to dabble in some of my personal interests. I have spent some of this summer attempting to do a little fiction writing. This experience has been fun and interesting and rewarding. I have also attempted to learn another language. That has been much less successful and far less fun. I have also been reading more than I have since before my kids were born. I’ll read most things but I prefer contemporary fiction, sci-fi, thriller, YA, and occasionally romance.

I am very much looking forward to this class and to getting to know some of you!

-Jen

PS. Here is a picture of my handsome boys!