Jessica Meena

Position: Port

Class: Sophomore

Major: Industrial & systems engineering

Hometown: Orlando, FL

About: Meena is the resident stroke seat of the varsity women’s team. She rowed for 5 years before joining UF’s varsity team as a freshman. This year she is also an apparel chair. Fun facts: Meena has a very influential vocabulary, infecting the team with the likes of “zoomin’,” “yeet,” “yip yip,” and more. For a lightweight, Meena loves to eat and can probably out-eat anyone if challenged. Meena has two cats who are so cute that people who say they hate cats say “except Meena’s cats”. Some may be surprised to learn that Meena’s first name is in fact not Meena.

Career: Collegiate: 1st in the WLW4+ at Head of the Hooch and ACRA, 3rd in the WV8+ at John Hunter and SIRA

High School (OARS): attended USRowing Youth Nationals 2x in the WLW8+; 1st, 3rd in the WLW4+ at Head of the Hooch; 1st, 2nd in the WLW8+ at USRowing SE Regionals

Favorite Memory About Crew: One of many favorites is exploring Philadelphia with teammates in our time off at the Dad Vail Regatta