Hayes Hall on UB's South Campus
Jessica Gorski

Ms. Jessica Gorski

Academic Advisor

In effort to chase after my childhood dream of becoming a teacher, I majored in English Education at Daemen College. Upon graduation I taught English at Mt. St. Mary Academy in Kenmore, NY and was the Academic Learning Center Coordinator for three years while completing graduate coursework for a Master’s in Literacy as well as continued coursework to fulfill the requirements of a second Master’s in Educational Administration.

Before joining the Honors College staff, I spent four years working at Daemen College as the Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator where student-athlete leadership development, academic support and well-being were my focus areas in tandem with teaching responsibilities and a wide array of overarching administrative responsibilities including campus-wide gender equity and retention efforts.

The University Honors College has always been a part of UB’s campus that truly intrigued me with the forward-thinking and holistic advising philosophy as well as the many opportunities the Honors College affords to Honors Scholars. The “small college” feel within a large university is certainly one of the qualities that appealed to me about the Honors College because of the unique experience Honors Scholars are able to have through this model. As an Academic Advisor in the Honors College I am able to connect with students from the time they are prospective Honors Scholars through the completion of their degree program by helping to advise them through their academic journey at UB in a variety of ways including course selection, change of or addition of major, internships and research opportunities. In addition to my primary responsibility of academic advising, I am the Undergraduate Advisement Counsel (UAC) liaison for the Honors College and coordinate the College’s peer mentoring program for incoming Honors Scholars.

In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, refurbishing furniture and trying to find Buffalo’s best greasy spoon breakfast spot (the list is ever-growing).

Last updated: August 18, 2017 10:35 am EST