Jen Barile

University of Montana

Contact Details

University of Montana


Personal Background

I was born and raised in New York State and moved to Montana over 20 years ago to work as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. When not working at the University, you can find me kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing, or traveling the globe!

Educational Background

I graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany with a major in Women’s Studies and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Montana in 2014. 

Professional Background

I have over 15 years’ experience working as an integrated social work practitioner in the Missoula community. During this time, I have worked with youth in foster care, individuals experiencing homelessness, survivors of intimate partner violence, migrant workers, and those with refugee status. I have a variety of social work experience including direct service, case management, nonprofit leadership and management, research, grant writing and political advocacy.