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Profiles in Diversity: Jill Meyer

June 10, 2024

Get to Know Noodle Enrollment Advisor, Jill Meyer

“I feel like a leader should create a space where people are safe to share their ideas and celebrate everyone’s wins.”

Jill Meyer is an Enrollment Advisor at Noodle. Originally from San Diego, CA, she received her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and her MBA from the University of Arizona. She shares that she found her way into higher education due to leaning into campus resources during undergrad. She wanted to focus on helping students find their way through their own education journey. Now here at Noodle, she supports her team by centering connection and communication and supporting students by giving them the space they need to dream big to achieve their goals. 

What elements or traits does a great leader exhibit?

A great leader possesses the ability to actively listen, problem solve, and take ownership of their decisions and actions. 

When you think of great leadership, who comes to mind? Why?

My mom. She was in charge of her own dental practice in the Philippines and was able to translate those skills into motherhood. My mom showed me that leadership is beyond the workplace and it can be displayed in many different capacities!

How has your personal leadership style evolved? 

When I was younger, I considered people in leadership to be rigid and results driven. In the beginning of my career, I also  assimilated into that leadership style. But as time went on, I found that that type of leadership  was not meant for me. I implement more of a self-awareness model of recognizing my strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement while delegating roles to my teammates. I feel like a leader should create a space where people are safe to share their ideas and celebrate everyone’s wins. 

What is it about your background or career experiences that successfully positioned you for your role at Noodle? Describe that role.

I have learned from being in higher education for over 10 years that college is a milestone that no one wants to do alone. As an Enrollment Advisor I want to promote and curate a space for students to share their experiences, their passions, and their motivations. Every student has a story and I want to hear all of them until the very last page. 

How do you support the success of your team?

Communication! Being in a remote work environment it is really easy to fall into the dulls of routine and not making connections. So I intentionally connect with my team everyday to check in and see how I can support them. Whether it is through being  a second voice for their students, chatting about call strategies, or just asking about their weekend. I feel like creating a sense of community helps overall the productivity of our team so we can all celebrate each other’s successes. 

Describe how your career has been enhanced by exposure to diverse people, places or experiences.

The exposure to diversity in my career has shaped me to listen more, care more, be more present, and most of all understand that there is very little that divides us and those little differences can unite us. 

What are some of the most effective tools in your leadership arsenal?

I believe my ability to connect people is my most effective leadership tool. I want people to be heard, seen, and respected so I put in so much effort into active listening, empathy and inclusivity,  feedback and reflection. After all, I want my team to be successful not only within a work environment but also in their personal lives. 

Please tell us something about yourself that people would be surprised to learn.

Despite my very outgoing personality, I get really nervous with public speaking

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