Undergrad: Brooklyn College
Major: Television and Radio, Communication Studies
Hometown: White Plains, NY
Assistantship: Department of Student Activities – Leadership Office
Bio: Hello! My name is Jessica and I was born and raised in White Plains, NY. Upon graduating high school, I attended Westchester Community College where I discovered my passion and love for student involvement. Starting my first semester, I got involved in the Westchester Events Board and co-founded a volunteer club (Making a Difference). I was also involved in the Orientation Leader/Peer Advisor program, Admissions Ambassadors and did marketing for the Student Government Association. Through these roles, I learned the importance of planning learning outcomes, facilitating icebreakers, team builders, and reflective discussions in order to build a strong team foundation.
In May 2014, I graduated from WCC with an A.A.S in Communications and an A.A in Journalism. I transferred to Brooklyn College and studied Television and Radio; however, I knew I wanted to continue working with students in different capacities. I worked in academic advisement, registrar’s office, tutoring and sought opportunities where I could work with students one-on-one. During my last semester, I interned with the Department of Student Involvement at WCC and solidified my decision to pursue a career in Student Affairs. I began working as the Club and Organization Coordinator where I had the opportunity to plan retreats, trainings and workshops for 60+ clubs on campus.
After attending and working at a college of roughly 14,000 students, I am looking forward to new exciting experiences at University of Connecticut. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, boyfriend and friends, visiting new places, dancing, hitting the gym and doing outdoor activities. I am so excited to continue my education at UConn and to become a part of the HESA family- doing what I love! #GoHuskies!