Student Profile: Jenifer Siebert


By Desiree Williams

Current in Fishers is highlighting Hamilton Southeastern School District graduates. To submit someone for this feature, email editor Anna Skinner at

Jenifer Siebert graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 2013. After graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University in December, Siebert started working as a family advocate with Helen’s House and continued pursuing her passion for photography.

Q: Did you have a favorite subject or class in high school?

A: I wasn’t always the average student. I was more artistic. I loved art classes and music classes. I would take however many art classes I could possibly take because HSE offered so many awesome art classes. I also really liked history because I love to learn where we came from.

Q: Do you remember your most influential high school class or teacher?

A: Mrs. Fritz. She was my art teacher pretty much all four years and then my senior year, I was accepted into the AP Studio Art class. She was more than just a teacher. She was a friend. She was someone who cared about her students. High school was cruel a lot of the times, so I feel like she created an environment in her classroom where she wanted to teach more than just the subject of art. She wanted to teach you about life.

Q: What do you miss about high school?

A: I miss a lot of the art classes. It sounds silly, but when going to college, my art classes prepared me so well.

Q: Did you join any organizations or school activities in college?

A: I joined a national honor society for psychologists and psychology club.

Q: What did you major in?

A: I eventually became a psychology major due to the fact that I want to pursue counseling because I love people. I also minored in art and Christian studies.

Q: What’s your dream job?

A: I can say I’m on track for it right now. I was blessed to get a job right out of college that helps me work with families and people to get to understand how to prepare myself to become a counselor. I just really want to help people. I’ve always been that person that my friends come to talk to with problems in their lives or when things don’t make sense, and I really would love to be that person for others and find that security and help for them. Eventually, it’s my goal to go to grad school to be a licensed counselor.

Q: What are you up to now?

A: Well, I’m getting married in June. I met him at college. Our goal right now is simply to get married and enjoy our lives together. He wants to have his own ministry and obviously, I want to be a part of that with my counseling background, so we make a good team. We don’t want to plan out our lives because sometimes God has things that are unexpected and we need to be OK with that.

Q: Is there anything else you want to add?

A: This place, this world is so broken. We’re so blind to what’s around us, and then you get into the real world and realize there’s so much crap that happens. I just want to be a part in changing that or being there for people who experience the harder things in life.