Jessica Root

jroot@hope.edu • 800.968.7850

HometownWestern Springs, Illinois
EducationB.A., Hope College
Areas of StudyArt and Education
HobbiesRunning, painting, reading, drinking coffee, traveling, cooking, growing veggies on my balcony, hanging out with my husband, and spending quality time with friends and family
Fun or Interesting FactAlthough I work for Hope College, I live (and work) in the Chicagoland area!
Favorite College MemoryOne of my favorite memories was sleeping outside, in front of the Dow, with about 100 other students. We wanted to be sure to get tickets to the Hope-Calvin game!
Why I love HopeI love the community of Hope. The students are smart, involved, active, fun and genuinely interested in learning. The faculty is made up of the most intelligent, caring individuals, who are there completely for the students. They blow me away with their desire to see each student succeed - they treat their students as if they are friends or family.
Favorite Artist or AlbumPatti Griffin, Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile
Favorite TV Shows and MoviesLOST, Slumdog Millionaire,
Julie & Julia
Best thing about Holland, Michigan8th Street! Anytime I walk down the main street of Holland, I feel like I'm on vacation! I love the great restaurants, cute boutiques, crowded coffee shops, etc.