Jennifer Santiago was named Assistant Athletics Director of Compliance in September of 2009. She moved to the compliance office after spending three years as an Associate Director of the Athletic Academic Support Unit at Florida State. Santiago previously worked as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development at Georgia State University, as well as spending four years in the classroom as a high school teacher before coming to Florida State.
A native of Sarasota, Florida, Santiago earned her undergraduate degree in English from Villanova University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Santiago is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A).
In 2001, she married Matt Balog. The couple has four children: Tauara, 27, seven-year old Alexander, five-year old Nicolas and Lucas who was born in 2009.