Jarika Eisentrager takes on county EMA position

Jarika Eisentrager is ready to fi ll the role as the county’s new Emergency Management Coordinator. Photo by Les Houser

Even though there was a time when Eagle Grove High School alumni Jarika Eisentrager had her sights set on a law practice, she now feels that this is the right fit for her as she takes over for Jim Lester as the head of the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) for Wright County.

“I feel my degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management can allow me to take on this management role,” said Eisentrager, the daughter of Jody & Dani Eisentrager.

“While I feel my college experience will help, I also know that learning as I go from other EMA’s in the district will be super helpful.”

Eisentrager grew up here in Wright County, and was very involved in 4-H, FFA, athletics, and many other clubs in high school. She graduated in 2017, and then obtained her four-year Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College in just two years, while also being a college track and field athlete. She had been deciding between going to law school and looking for a job. “I was still in college when mom saw the ad,” said Jarika. “I decided to try for it, so sent in my resume. I figured if I did not get the job it would be good practice for future job interviews.”

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