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Jennifer's Story

About Jennifer

Jen Brooks, originally from Atlanta Georgia, graduated from Grinnell College in 2015 with a BA in sociology. Jen was the third Grinnell student in recent years that used a wheelchair. She also needed full-time personal care attendant (PCA) services and a communication aid in the classroom. During her time at Grinnell Jen had the opportunity to explore her passion for activism, hone her skills as a researcher (through her two internships), and develop independent living skills.

Younker Hall


Younker Hall has 41 singles and 36 doubles.

North Singles Doubles
Pit 4 2
First 3 3
Second 5 6
Third 7 7
South Singles Doubles
Pit 7 4
First 1 3
Second 8 7
Third 6 4


Standard Single

Younker Single looking in   Younker Single looking out

Standard Double

Younker standard double looking in   Younker standard double looking out



Younker Hall has 4 lounges. The main lounge is located on the first floor and has a television and piano, and there are smaller lounges on the other three floors.


Younker Hall has a kitchen on every floor. Each kitchen is equipped with a fridge, a microwave, an oven and a stove.


Younker has a trunk room for storage located in the pit.


Younker has a laundry facility located in its pit. There has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Computer Lab

A computer lab with printing facilities is located in Younker Pit. It has 2 Macs and 6 Windows workstations.


A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Younker.