Jennifer Atkins grew up in Danville, Virginia and graduated from George Washington High School. She earned a Career Studies Certificate in Agribusiness from Southside Virginia Community College in May 2018 and was recently hired as Southside Marketing Specialist by Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Through an Educational Excellence grant sponsored by the Southside Virginia Community College Foundation, Jennifer attended Virginia's Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade. The event brought together agribusiness producers, businesses, government officials, and foreign ambassadors to address global agricultural export opportunities and challenges.
From her experience, Jennifer advises SVCC students to "take advantage of all of the opportunities offered (e.g. attend as many labs as possible, attend the Governors Trade Conference), stay close to the professors, and learn how to network!"