Jennifer Etter has been teaching at the College of Western Idaho in Communication since 2008. She earned her B.S. Communication from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, in 1997, and completed her education with a M.A. Communication from Boise State University where she researched and wrote her thesis on masculinity.
To complement her communication experience, Jennifer has taught writing and composition courses, criminal justice statistics, research methods, and foundation courses. Additionally, she has written curriculum for two communication courses for a private university. Jennifer decided to pursue a communication major because her mom dropped out of college because she was scared to give a speech in her communication class.
Etter loves living in Boise and contributes to her community by volunteering at her daughter’s school, and for the Be the Match Organization. Through Be the Match, Jennifer recently donated her stem cells to a three-year-old girl with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia and helped save her life. Besides being the lucky mom to her daughter, Jennifer considers this the best accomplishment of her life. Etter loves gardening, rafting, biking, backpacking, live music, camping, and hula hooping with her daughter.