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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips
Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI)

19 N Pinckney St.
Madison, WI 53703


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training

Jennifer is the Director of WESLI (Wisconsin ESL Institute), based in Madison, Wisconsin. A graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison (BA) and University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education (MATESOL), she has lived and worked in Ecuador, Thailand and New Zealand, working in the fields of Community Development and ESL teaching.

Are you not sure what you want to do after school? Or have so many ideas you’re not sure how you’ll chose just one field? Jennifer knew she enjoyed school and traveling, but wasn’t really sure what that meant for a job. Over the course of her professional journey, Jennifer will explain how she went from having too many ideas to choose just one, to finding a job where she could combine all her areas of interest. After graduating from UW-Madison as a Geography major, she first taught abroad in Thailand, Ecuador and New Zealand, and eventually became the Director of an ESL Institute in Madison. Jennifer now travels the world meeting people to promote education and hosts international students from over 50 countries here in Madison.