Jess Caldwell grew up in Jericho, VT and has her B.A. in Environmental Studies and her Master in the Art of Teaching.
It was during her time in college that she realized that higher education is not a privilege afforded many in this country. Jess has spent all of her professional career working with non-traditional students in the higher education space. This is due to her fundamental belief in providing opportunities to people who may not have otherwise had one, and in the power of education to transform someone's life and the lives of generations to come. Eight years ago, Jess began working at Southern New Hampshire University where she has been in a leadership role for the past six years. As a Director of Academic Advising, she works to ensure that her teams are empowered to deliver the best and most personalized experience and support to their students. In 2019, she won Southern New Hampshire's Core Value award for 'Exude Passion' due to her ability to inspire others. She is grateful to work at an organization whose values so closely align with her own.
Jess spends her free time singing and being a part of the Cocheco Valley Rollers roller derby team. She lives in Dover, NH.