About Jen Roberts

Jen-Roberts2Jen Roberts is the eyes and ears of the Travel Study course in Cuba, and is bringing readers along for the ride.

She is in her second year of working in the Office of College Communications at Culver-Stockton and her duties consist of capturing the student experience at C-SC via photos, video, design and the web.

When the opportunity to follow students through Cuba came up, Roberts didn’t hesitate to volunteer. She has prepared for the trip by working out, so she can haul all of the camera/computer equipment each day, attending class with the other Cuba travelers and researching the areas the group is visiting.

Roberts is excited to document this rare experience through blog posts, photos and video, especially capturing the students’ reactions to live Cuban music. She plans to learn as much as the students, and hopes to draw those following along from home into each adventure.

Roberts was born and raised in Quincy, Ill., and previously worked for The Quincy Herald-Whig in the production department.

What Jen hopes to gain and experience in Cuba:

– An understanding of another culture; this is her first travel experience out of the country.

– Learning the country’s history first-hand and seeing what the future holds for Cuba.

– Diving into the live music scene in Cuba.