Jess Root began working in the Admissions Office in 2006 and is now an assistant director of admissions. She works as a regional admissions representative in the Chicago area.


  • B.A., art and education, Hope College, 2006

Why I love Hope

Jess loves the people at Hope. She sees the students as not only bright, motivated and involved, but also as givers. She believes the students care deeply about their community and the world and want to have a positive impact.

Outside the college

In addition to being an admissions counselor, Jess is a mom to her spunky toddler daughter, Alice. She loved her art classes at Hope and tries to find time to paint every day.

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