Member Feature: Sunny Fun Jensen Charlebois

Why did you want to join the USC Newcomers’ Club? 
I am new to USC so they let me join. I like to have fun and heard there were playgroups. I was a little disappointed to learn the playgroups were for the kids but luckily I have some kids so they still let me come. I also heard the couples events, craft nights and girls’ nights were really fun . I am happy to report the rumors are true; USC Newcomers Group is not only fun but supportive and resourceful. The people I have met are simply wonderful and their empathy has made the move bearable. 

Where did you recently move from? 
We moved from Bellevue , WA (east of Seattle) in July 2012 to Mt. Pleasant, PA then to USC (Fort Couch then Partridge Dr.) I am now a pro at packing and unpacking…a whole bunch of “stuff”. Let me know I you need help getting settled in. 

Where did you grow up? 
I was born in the country’s “biggest, Little city,” Reno, NV, but I grew up in Wilton, CT. I always like to say I traded in my feathered mullet for a bob and pearls to fit in at the country club. From the desert to the lushness of Fairfield County. 

Where did you go to college and what did you study? 
I went to the University of Washington to study rowing, Speech Communications and English. I got a BA for the last two and a PR certification as well. I also went to Kellogg for a Marketing certification. 

What do you do for your day job? 
Look for a day job. After almost 9 years doing marketing , PR an Analyst Relations at Microsoft and one long year in a technical time warp at a law firm, I am looking for my next role. I love technology and how it can enhance our lives and the way we do business and hope I can fin something that is inspiring and financially rewarding. Yes that was a shameless plug. 

Do you have any kids? If so what are their names and ages? 
I have three active, adorable boys: Gregory (43), Henri (5) and Luc (3). Henri will go to Streams next year and Luc may attend Mt. Lebanon Montessori. Gregory most recently ran the Rippers Ski School at Hidden Valley and he plays my wonderful husband when he is not playing with the boys. 

Do you have any pets? 
Tasman, our white wonder kitty, chased his tail so much we named him after the Tasmanian Devil. He is quite the exterminator and kitty bear. He is our first child and will be 11 in October. 

What do you like to do for fun? 
Clearly I like to make jokes or at least make attempts at humor. I like movies, interior design, writing and being with friends. I like to create and do things that make people happy. 

What books on your shelf are begging to be read? 
Books? Shelf? I know many people are still enamored with the printed page and “the feel” of the paper, but I am a digital girl. I do, however, like the feel of a glossy magazine like Dwell, Architectural Digest, W or Real Simple but I often read even those on my iPad or Microsoft Surface. Umberto Ecco, Hemingway and David Sedaris have written some of my favorite books. 

What’s the biggest goal you are working on now? 
Finding a day job. ( insert thought bubble…Geez another shameless plug. Relentless! At least she didn’t include a link to her LinkedIn profile.) 

What upcoming Newcomers’ event are you looking forward to attending? 
Three words: The. Progressive. Dinner! I had to miss it last year but I am truly looking forward to it this year. Low Country, here we come! 

What other things do you want your fellow newcomers to know about yourself? 
I am more serious than I sound in this profile. I once walked 62 miles in 3 days, lived in Jamaica, got a goat for Christmas and wore Elton John’s glasses. I also really like long walks on the beach (especially on vacation) and yoga.