Jen Bowser

Senior Delegate & Chair, UC San Diego Staff Assembly

Job Title: Sustainability Engagement Manager
UC Service: 7 years
Phone: (858) 534-8266
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Jen manages sustainability engagement efforts, coordinating various conservation outreach and educational programs for students and staff on the UC San Diego campus. Before her career in sustainability, Jen was a Senior Accountant in UC San Diego’s General Accounting Department.

Jen was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Western New England University. In 2014, she moved to San Diego from Boston, where she had worked in Financial Services at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). There, Jen revitalized the HSPH sustainability team, EcoOpportunity and co-chaired the group from 2009 to 2014.

She has been an executive board member of the Staff Sustainability Network (SSN) since she began working at the university in October 2014. As part of her role with SSN, Jen joined the UC San Diego Staff Association Executive Board and was nominated Chair-Elect in July 2020.

Jen values community, and sees her role as a CUCSA delegate as fostering a workplace that is supportive, safe and rewarding for all staff.