Menlo School Faculty & Staff

Kristen Alexander Jurgens

  • Kristen Jurgens, Upper School College Counselor. Photo by Pete Zivkov.
    Pete Zivkov, Menlo School, All Rights Reserved

Departments and Positions

College Counseling: Associate Director of College Counseling


Credentials

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts, English and Communications Studies


Biography

Prior to joining the Menlo Community, I worked in undergraduate admissions at Tufts University and Boston College; as well as reading applications for UC Berkeley, and serving on an admissions advisory board for Southern Methodist University. I spent over a decade in the College Counseling office right down the road at Sacred Heart Preparatory, most recently serving as the Director when I left to raise my two young sons. I was fortunate enough to join the Menlo Community for a short time as a maternity replacement in 2019, and am thrilled to be back counseling students once again. Menlo is a special community.

My time and hobbies are often toddler-led, but if I have a few minutes to myself I enjoy traveling, reading, being outdoors (especially swimming), catching up with close friends and cooking.