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Meet the New Faculty and Staff | Ms. Jenni Gorey

Jenni Gorey joined Lake Forest Academy earlier this summer as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. She graduated in 2020 from Eastern Illinois University with a master’s degree in Sport Administration and a bachelor’s in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a concentration in Athletic Training. While earning her master’s degree, she worked as graduate assistant Athletic Trainer at a high school in Casey, Illinois for two school years. She has always been passionate about working with children and student athletes of all ages. Jenni worked for the Village of Lake Zurich as a camp counselor for four summers, and she also spent two summers at an overnight health and wellness summer camp in Pennsylvania as a group leader. She is excited to continue her passion in secondary school athletics at LFA, where she will supervise the health and safety of the student athletes. Along with her certification in Athletic Training, she is certified in the Graston Technique, Stop The Bleed, and CPR/AED. Jenni currently resides in Lake Zurich, Illinois with her dog, Harvey, and loves spending time outside staying active with him.

Where did you to college and grad school?
I went to Eastern Illinois University for my undergraduate in Kinesiology & Sport Studies with a concentration in Athletic Training. I continued at EIU for graduate school and earned a master's in Sport Administration in May 2020. Within my years of education, I took a liking to high school athletics. 

What has your career path looked like?
I love what high school athletics can bring to children physically and mentally. I spent years as a camp counselor before becoming an athletic trainer, which started my passion for helping kids and being outside.

Do you live on campus or nearby?
I currently live with my parents in Lake Zurich. 

What attracted you to LFA?
The talented and accepting community of individuals who want the best for students. Plus, I want to work in high school athletics again. 

What are you most looking forward to this year?
Learning about LFA, helping others, meeting new people.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Anywhere I can camp with my family.

Tell us about your family, favorite sports team, and favorite book.
My girlfriend's name is Emily and I have a three-year-old yellow lab named Harvey.