Jessica (Jessie) joined the University of Northern Iowa’s Classic Upward Bound Program as the Academic Coordinator in October of 2015. She graduated from Simpson College in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Education: Professional School Counseling at Buena Vista University. She has 4 years of experience working at two different non-profits and within schools in Providence, RI, Minneapolis, MN, and Milwaukee, WI. This work is what led her to the path of working within college access.