Jessica Wenger '10Title: Assistant Dean of Admissions
Phone: (518) 388-6112
Regions: Connecticut, Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Rocky Mountain states (CO, ID, MT, WY)
Academic Credentials: Union Class of 2010, (B.S.)Why I chose Union...
I was a high school sophomore when I first stepped onto Union's campus, dragged along during my older brother's college visits. Although I was only 16, something about Union sparked my interest. I loved the small campus and sense of community I felt immediately. I came back for a Jr. Jump Start Day, sat in on Abnormal Psychology with Professor Nydegger and knew I wanted to be learning in an environment like that classroom with a great professor like him. I jumped at the opportunity to apply Early Decision. I'm thrilled to be on this campus today and contributing to the College in a new exciting way.
National Health Systems (NHS). During my junior spring, I interned at the Joan Nicole Prince home while studying Comparative Healthcare Systems. After spring term, we traveled to Canada, Copenhagen and London to gain a first-hand understanding of health care systems around the globe through meeting with different healthcare professionals in various healthcare fields. This trip allowed me to experience different cultures and have a stronger understanding of a very pertinent issue our country faces today.
Favorite sports team:
Living 40 minutes west of Boston, it's clear who I root for: Celtics and Sox!
Favorite vacation destination:
Waterville Valley, N.H. My family has a house there; it's where I learned to ski and bike. Each season invites new breathtaking views of the White Mountains from our back porch.
Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"
Jack Johnson, Straight No Chaser (saw them at Proctors!)
Favorite Schenectady restaurant:
Scotti's has delicious pizza and the friendliest service. I'd always go with my parents on family weekends.
Favorite spot on campus:
Wold House living room. Whether I was enjoying late night study break pancakes prepared by the math department during exam week, watching a March Madness game or attending a professor-led discussion, this space was always inviting and still feels like home. I loved living in Wold my junior year. I also loved burning off stress on the treadmill at the Breazzano Fitness Center.