Jinnifer Ortquist

Jinnifer Ortquist

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Financial and Homeownership Educator
Kent County Extension Office



As a Senior Extension Educator Jinnifer Ortquist serves as the MSU Extension Advocate and Facilitator.  This position previously known as the MSU Extension Ombudsperson, provides confidential, neutral, informal and independent resources for all MSU Extension employees with a workplace concern.  Ortquist is responsible for planning, promoting, delivering and evaluating educational programs focused on financial capability and home buyer education in Allegan, Barry, Kent and Ottawa counties as well as supporting regional and statewide initiatives that enhance county programs.  She is a PI on two grants and has been with the organization for over 16 years.


Understanding Credit and Debt

Published on June 19, 2019

Creating a spending plan

Published on June 19, 2019

The cost of poor credit: Part one

Published on April 25, 2018

Planning home improvements and costs

Published on April 25, 2018

Using home equity to cover expenses

Published on December 28, 2017

Equifax breach: fraud alert or credit freeze?

Published on September 26, 2017

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