Meet the Staff


Jane Penola, B.A.

I am a first-year graduate student in the M.A. Counseling program at Montclair State University, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I received my B.A. in Sociology from the University at Albany (SUNY).  While there, I worked for the school’s crisis hotline, Middle Earth, taking anonymous phone calls that covered issues from school stress to sexual exploration.  I am so glad to be starting my time as a student and graduate assistant at Montclair in the MRC.  I look forward to strengthening my skills in mediation, as well as learning more about cultural dynamics, all while providing a safe space for students to communicate.