Graduate Assistant for Community Outreach and Programming
Hi, my name is Anna Jones, and I will be joining the CASA High School Partnership team! Here at Villanova, I will be a part of the School Counseling master’s program.
I’ve sort of taken the long way around to Villanova. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, I received my undergraduate degree from Bucknell University with a double major in Psychology and Italian Studies. While at Bucknell, I worked in the Writing Center, held positions in my sorority, conducted research, studied abroad in Italy, and worked on the school newspaper. After graduation, I moved to Italy to teach English. I lived in a tiny town in Northern Italy called Verolanuova, and taught at two different high schools, working with almost 1,000 students. I met so many new people who truly opened my eyes to a different culture, and was able to travel to 42 different cities. I also learned how to handle the idiosyncrasies of a different country...like no heat for the entire winter. It certainly taught me how to be flexible and resilient--but I wouldn’t change my experience for the world! Since moving back to the United States, I have been living in Austin, Texas and working as an elementary school teacher. While I love teaching academics, I’ve found that my passion lies in counseling students, hence my decision to attend the School Counseling program at Villanova. I’m excited to hone my counseling skills as a GA for CASA, as well as through my master’s program.
I love figure skating, all things Italian, delicious food, exploring new places, taking obnoxious amounts of photos of everything, reading, and binge-watching TV.
I am so excited to join the Villanova and CASA community! Feel free to stop by and say hello anytime!