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118 Gilchrist Hall 

University of Northern Iowa

Phone: (319) 273-2467

Fax: (319) 273-5832


Jump Start Staff

Andrew Jessip

Name: Andrew Jessip

Major: Global Studies

Hometown: Sioux City, IA

Brianne Baylot


Name: Brianne Baylor

Major: Communications

Hometown: Gary, Indiana

 Raheem Black

Name: Raheem Black

Major: Leisure, Youth, and Human Services

Hometown: Fort Madison, IA

 Anthony Cortez

Name: Anthony Cortez

Major: Pre-Pharmacy

Hometown: San Antonio, TX


 Olivia Ferguson

Name: Olivia Ferguson

Major: Speech Pathology

Hometown: Solon, IA


 Ricardo Garza

Name: Ricardo Garza

Major: Psychology and Movement Excerise Science

Hometown: San Antonio, TX


 Juana Hollingsworth

Name: Juana Hollingsworth

Major: Social Work

Hometown: Waterloo, IA


 Marcus Jackson

Name: Marcus Jackson

Major: Vocal Music Educations

Hometown: Rock Island, IL

 DJ Jones

Name: DJ Jones

Major: Accounting

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

 Courtney Klein

Name: Courtney Klein

Major: Social Work and Political Science

Hometown: Hospers, IA

 Melanie Majeed

Name: Melanie Majeed

Major: Marketing Management

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

 Ezekiel Pittmon

Name: Ezekiel Pittmon

Major: Family Services

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

 Grace Ritter

Name: Grace Ritter

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Frankfort, IL

 Jonathon Solis

Name: Jonathon Solis

Major: Criminology

Hometown: San Antonio, TX