Jessie, known more as “Jess” to her friends and readers, graduated from Emory & Henry College with a Bachelor of Arts in both Creative Communications and French Literature. She is working as Travel Editor for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine based in Charlottesville, Va. When asked about what inspired her to her work and her career goals, she said, “I’ve always wanted to see the world…Meeting new people from different backgrounds and cultures is what inspires me to continue traveling. Couple that with my love for adventure and you’ve got one restless soul.”
Q: How did your involvement in the Honors Program influence your overall experience at E&H?
A: Being a part of the Honors Program challenged me to think outside the classroom setting and apply what I was learning to the world-at-large.
Q: How would you describe the character of the Honors Program?
A: It’s challenging for sure, but in a way that helps you attain your goals and do the best you can do.
Q: What are the life-long benefits of being in the Honors Program?
A: Life-long benefits include a good work ethic, thinking critically, and collaborating effectively.
Q: What was the Honors Program to you?
A: The Honors Program was the means by which I was able to truly apply my academic pursuits with my passions for the outdoors and story-telling.