Jeani Bragg

Director of Vocational Discernment & Leadership Development

Jeani Bragg can help you discern your gifts and passions, set goals and make plans for your future, and help you reflect upon and integrate your experiences at Willamette and beyond. Come see her for assistance with career development and Vocational Discernment Grants. She offers a number of retreats, workshops, and other opportunities for self-exploration in small groups and one-on-one conversations throughout the year. Students are encouraged to visit at any stage of their college career.

Jeani worked at Tokyo International University of America as an Instructor and then the Associate Director of Intercultural Education and Student Life for 13 years before crossing the street to serve as Associate Director of the Lilly project in 2009. In 2012 she transitioned to Director of Vocational Discernment and Leadership Development.

Jeani and her husband, William, and son, Liam, live in Salem. Jeani spends her free time gardening, at the coast, traveling, reading, volunteering for the Elizabeth Bowers Zambia Education Fund and leading personal renewal groups for women.


  • B.A., German and International Relations, University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University