The Graduate Davies Leader is an employee of the Community Service branch of Allegheny College’s Center for Experiential Learning (ACCEL). The Graduate Davies Leader is a supervisor for the Davies Program and responsible for overseeing all Davies Leaders and corresponding with their agency supervisors. It is a multifaceted job that allows the Graduate Davies Leader to be active in the community and promote the bond between the college community and Meadville community.
Jessie is a 2009 graduate of Allegheny College. While a student, she spent four years invested in and learning from the Meadville community through the Bonner Scholars and service-learning programs. Her major in English: Professional Writing and minor in Values, Ethics and Social Action (VESA) laid the groundwork for what she hopes will be a lifetime commitment to community building and social justice.
She says that the most exciting part about being Graduate Davies Leader is the opportunity to help create partnerships that are mutually beneficial. Originally from Erie, Jessie is also excited to continue being a resident of Meadville, where she has found some of her favorite restaurants, parks and church communities.