Veterans Upward Bound
Jessika is a United States Marine who served eight years as an Intelligence Specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Psychology and is pursuing her master’s degree in Organizational Psychology with the University of Hartford. As a first-generation college student, Jessika understands the unique challenges that face veterans and first-generation college students. Before coming on board with Veterans Upward Bound, Jessika served veterans and their families by volunteering with different Veteran Service Officers. Jessika is excited to be on the UConn team and remains dedicated to ensuring all veterans get the most out of their benefits.