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Hi there! My name is Jessica Fish and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions at SUNY Plattsburgh. I have been working in the SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions office for nine years and manage all recruitment-related items, including travel, event planning and execution, website updates, and various communication streams for prospective students.
The Admissions staff is always available to answer any questions you may have about scheduling a visit, admissions standards, program offerings, and academic and student life on campus (Hint: You can catch a sneak peek by checking out #PlattsLife on Twitter and Instagram).
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
Professional/Personal Biography: I graduated locally from Beekmantown Central School in 2003; from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications and minors in Speech Communication and Women's Studies in 2007; and from SUNY Plattsburgh with an M.S. in Leadership in 2013. I am proud to finally call myself a SUNY Plattsburgh alumna!
When I am not working, I am enjoying life with my husband as a new home owner and a new "mom" to my bouncy, snuggly adopted pit bull mix named Java. I am also an avid bowler and a new vegan, so I spend quite a bit of time learning to "veganize" classic meals when I'm not hitting the lanes!
Most Memorable College Experience: Choreographing and dancing in "IC Unbound," my is my alma mater's dance company. I literally tried everything from hip hop to Irish clogging! I learned so many styles of expression, truly tested my creativity and met most of my best friends in the process.
Favorite SUNY Plattsburgh Activity: Honestly, I like them all! Our students are constantly coming up with new activities for the campus community to take advantage of, and these offerings are always vetted through our student-run government - so they are 100 percent based on what the students want! Therefore, the energy behind each and every event will undoubtedly draw you in, no matter what it is!
Best advice you received regarding college or would give someone entering college: Be part of the conversation! Don't be afraid to speak up and give your opinion in class. Some of the biggest moments of personal and professional growth I have ever experienced came from having in-depth discussions with people who had differing points of view. I learned how to be a better listener and communicator. I changed many of my beliefs and the way I think about the world from those discussions, so don’t shy away from them.