Assistant Director; Life Sciences
Jessica Wilke is the assistant director of the College Park Scholars Life Sciences program, where she maintains a consistent presence mentoring, advising and developing programming for Life Sciences students both inside and outside the classroom. In addition to the instruction of UNIV100 and BSCI258, Jess’s responsibilities include organizing Life Sciences field trips and travel-study programs, helping first-year students make a successful transition to the university environment, and working closely with second-year students completing practicum projects.
Having earned a Master of Science in college student personnel, Jess is passionate about engaging students in experiential learning opportunities and identifying and maximizing personal strengths in the educational environment. She strives to promote a strong sense of community amongst all Life Sciences students. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Jess served for five years as a hall director at the University of Tennessee.