Born and raised in the mountains of Western Maine, Annah Kennett received her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Southern Maine and later graduated from the University of New England as a Registered Nurse.
Annah’s two greatest passions are social work and health promotion, which is clear from the path that she’s carved throughout her career. She’s worked in a number of community health settings, focusing on everything from substance use disorder treatment to homeless health to community-based mental health treatment.
She has a particular interest in optimizing mental health in outpatient settings; she’s currently enrolled in an MSN program, with the goal of obtaining credentials as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
When Annah has free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, snowshoeing, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Lu.
What do you love most about working at Oliverian?
I was previously employed as a school nurse at Oliverian and really valued my time here. I moved on to pursue grad school, but I’ve found myself drawn back to this beautiful place and to this unique and wonderful group of people. I am thrilled have to opportunity to be a part of the Oli community again. Oliverian provides a space for both students and faculty to grow and learn without judgement, something that’s vitally important but surprisingly rare.
What motivates you to work with young people?
I think that it’s important to appreciate the massive task of moving into adulthood. The support that students are offered at Oliverian equips them to smoothly navigate transitions and other major life events, and I love being a part of that. In addition, I enjoy working with adolescents! They’re curious and thoughtful, and it’s deeply rewarding to join them in celebrating their successes.