Jenny Roper, Counselor in Hamline University's Counseling and Health Services Department

Jenny Roper

Work space: St. Paul Main Campus > Manor Residence Hall > Manor Residence Hall MRH 16A



Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies, Hamline University

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Hamline’s Counseling and Health Services, I have worked at university counseling centers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Minnesota State University, Mankato. I also have experience working in community mental health doing therapy and psychological testing at the Interprofessional Center in Downtown Minneapolis. A pivotal professional experience also came from the years that I worked as a Youth and Family Counselor at the Bridge for Runaway Youth, a shelter in Minneapolis with a mission of ending homelessness and reuniting families. Also at the Bridge for Runaway Youth, I worked as a Youth Counselor in their Transitional Living Program.

Professional Interests

I am so happy to be working at Hamline University (my alma mater) because I enjoy working with college students and I particularly find many Hamline students to be thoughtful and passionate. I have a professional interest in identity development, group psychotherapy, first-generation college students, relationships, LGBTQIA+ concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, and resiliency. I enjoy working with our multidisciplinary team at Hamline’s Counseling and Health Services and I use feminist, multi-cultural, and strength-based approaches in my work.

Personal Interests

In my free time, I love listening to music, going to concerts, and trying new foods. I practice yoga and enjoy travelling with my family. My dog, Sally, loves taking me on long walks.