Jen Hopper

Jen has been the Manager of UC Riverside's Outdoor Excursions program since 2000. She spends her time in many areas of the program: obtaining permits and reservations, planning and teaching the curriculum of the Leader Development Program, working with departments and individuals on specialized trips, and researching new and exciting locations for pre-scheduled outdoor adventures.

Jen was a soil scientist in her previous career, and brings her interest in the environment and her questioning mind to her programming. In her free time, Jen enjoys climbing, skiing, and canyoneering, but loves just about any outdoor activity.