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Jennifer (Clancy) Petro-Roy

Class of 2000




  • Accomplished student/athlete: National & Spanish Honor Societies/ varsity swimmer
  • Active in St. Mary’s Youth Leadership; Girl Scout Silver Award
  • Yearbook Assistant Editor-in-Chief
  • Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa led to wisdom she gratefully shares
  • Merrimack College BA, Simmons Master’s in Library & Information Science
  • Worked in various libraries with children and teens
  • Has written highly regarded books (fiction and non-fiction) for middle graders
  • Speaks to groups regarding eating disorder recovery

Jen (Clancy) Petro-Roy was an accomplished student/athlete. Her academic record earned her membership in the National and Spanish Honor Societies. Jen was a member of both the Chorus and the Treble Choir and participated in the Musicals. She was a successful varsity swimmer, as well. She was active in St. Mary’s Youth Leadership and earned the Girl Scout Silver Award. As a senior, she was the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook. Jen’s college career brought both struggle and great resilience, as she developed anorexia nervosa early and experienced the low points before treatment led to greater strength. She eventually graduated Summa Cum Laude. The wisdom she has developed as a result of her experience is shared generously and well in her writing, both fiction and non-fiction. Her work as a librarian with children and teens gave her a foundation upon which to build her important platform for helping young people deal with challenges. She continues to speak with groups needing guidance in the area of eating disorder recovery, as well as volunteering in her daughters’ schools.