Jessica Casey

Student Ambassador

About Me

Class of 2017 
Enrolled Degree:
Bachelors of Engineering, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (BBE)
Degree Emphasis: Bioproducts Engineering
HometownExcelsior Springs, Missouri

What drives you to be a BBE Ambassador? 
I personally struggled to connect with many professors when I started my education, and would have cherished the opportunity to talk to a current student about my concerns, career aspirations, and other general questions. 

What are your long-term career goals?
Long-term I just want to science until I can science no more, from exploring alternative energy methods, to determining ideal plant growth conditions, it’s all so interesting and I just hope to continue down the path of knowledge.

What is your favorite thing about our Department?
My favorite thing is the warm feeling I get as I walk through a building where I know the people, and have worked alongside so many in my time here.  It’s hard to be lonely when everyone is a friend to you.

What are your additional extracurricular activities, hobbies and/or interests:
Pharmacology Club, though I currently have classes during Pharm Club meeting times. My primary hobby is cooking!  I like finding recipes and perfecting them to my taste, and exploring new culinary styles.  I also own some rats, so if anything turns out poorly at least they eat well!

What is a fun fact about you?
I’ve been wakeboarding for over 75% of my lifetime!  Almost 80% now!

Jessica Casey