B.A., Wesleyan University; M.S., Central Connecticut State University
Associate Director of College Counseling
Work Phone: 860-945-7973
Year Appointed: 2010
Jessie got to know Taft from the other side of the admissions desk at Wesleyan University. She earned a bachelor’s in English from Wesleyan and, upon graduation, remained there to work as an adviser to Upward Bound and ConnCAP and then as assistant regional director in University Relations, assistant director of alumni programs and assistant manager of housing. Then, after interning at Middlesex Community College, where she created a new student orientation and again with Upward Bound with both Wesleyan and Capital Community College, she worked for two years as the coordinator of student services at the University of Hartford. While there, she also completed a master’s in counseling, with a specialization in student development in higher education, at Central Connecticut State University. From there, she worked as an admissions counselor and adviser of the Early Admission Program at Holyoke Community College. Then, in 2005, she returned to Wesleyan, this time working as an assistant and associate dean of admission. At Taft, Jessie works in College Counseling and Admissions, helps with Community Service Day and MLK Day.