Editor's note: Kent Patch's new series Downtown Jobs spotlights the hundreds of new workers brought to downtown Kent via the city's more than $100 million redevelopment.
Today we introduce you to Jen Saralino of Fresco Mexican Grill and Salsa Bar.
Kent Patch: What’s your job title, and is it a full or part-time position?
Jen Saralino: Cashier, runner, cook. I'm everything. It's part-time.
Patch: What is your hometown?
Saralino: Hudson, OH.
Patch: What brought you to Kent?
Saralino: I transferred to Kent State University for their education program from John Carroll University.
Patch: What is your favorite thing about working downtown?
Saralino: I love that it's within walking distance of campus, and it's got just a good vibe. A lot of different people come in and it's fun to see the variety.
Patch: Where's your favorite place to eat downtown?
Saralino: I don't really eat downtown, so I just have to say Fresco.
Patch: What’s one thing most people might be surprised to learn about you?
Saralino: I have seven dogs, all shitzus. My mom loves them, and when my siblings and I went off to college she decided she needed to take care of someone, so she got all the dogs.