January 8, 2021
Get to know the creatives, the connectors and the cornerstones of the Alliance
Editor’s note: When you work with the Alliance, you may only have contact with a couple of people, either coaches or trainers or finance staff. But there is a strong team working behind the scenes to support everything our organization does. We create, we teach, we communicate, we design, we manage and account and engineer … it’s quite an operation. Our new Meet the Alliance profile series will introduce you to the people who make this world go ’round.
Jennifer Fricke is an instructional designer who has been with the Alliance since 2019. She has more than 15 years of experience in instructional design for higher education and healthcare, and works closely with curriculum developers and subject matter experts to create engaging and effective eLearning courses. Her favorite part of her work is being part of the larger group that is improving the training around child welfare in Washington.
Jennifer has a special perspective on working in the child welfare system.
“I was born in a country where there isn’t a good welfare system to protect and help children,” she says. “The longer I work at the Alliance, the better I understand what an excellent system the U.S. has to assist and guard her children. It is not a perfect system but there are lots for other countries to learn from.”
When she’s not at work, she spends time with her “beautiful, loving and caring son and a work-a-holic husband.”
A little more about Jennifer:
What's something unique about you, or something people might be surprised by?
I love sleeping. If possible, I can sleep for days without food.
What’s the most interesting space you’ve “worked from home”?
I enjoy working in the office more, where I can meet my coworkers and chitchat with them here and there.
What's your most-used emoji?
The laughing face.
What was your first car?
1994 Nissan Sentra.
If you were independently wealthy, how would you spend your time?
I would travel around and live in a different country every year to learn the culture and traditions and get to know the people there.
What's your favorite music genre or band?
What’s your favorite movie, book or board game?
Too many good movies!
What are you binge watching or currently reading?
What is your favorite travel destination?
So far, Italy.
Pineapple pizza - yes or no?