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 LS students both inside and outside the classroom. In addition to the instruction of UNIV100 and BSCI258, Jess’ responsibilities include organizing and implementing Life Sciences field trips and travel-study programs, helping first-year students make a successful transition to the university environment, and working closely with sophomore students completing practicum projects.
Having earned a M.S. degree in College Student Personnel, Jess is passionate about engaging students in experiential learning opportunities, identifying, utilizing, and maximizing personal strengths in the educational environment, and strives to promote a strong sense of community amongst all Life Sciences students. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Jess served as a Hall Director at the University of Tennessee for five years.