What’s up, everyone?
My name is Jesse, and I’m an admissions counselor for Illinois (also an alumnus: LAS ‘13). While I work in our Chicago Satellite Office, I help all students with the application process.
As the first in my family to go to college, I really enjoy engaging with families about the countless opportunities that come with an Illinois education and coordinating visits to campus. It’s a great feeling to see other students fall in love with campus the way I did on an Orange and Blue Day back when I was in high school. The conversations on the way to Urbana remind me of how intimidating this process can be, so I’m always glad to share my experience and provide guidance.
When I’m not working, you can catch me doing homework (I'm working on a master's), bartending, trying new restaurants, or visiting my parents on the southwest side of Chicago where I grew up. I also look forward to making it to several Fighting Illini games a year.
I’m new to this blogging thing, so let me know if you have any questions/comments!