Home State: Michigan
Year on club: 4
College: College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Jess’s favorite events are cross country and the half-marathon. In addition to the club, Jess works at Playmakers and in the ISE/ISB departments on campus. Other interests include playing guitar, painting, coloring, and cuddling her lizard, Almond.
“The longest I’ve run at one time is 18 miles. At the end of a long run I mostly feel like my feet are tired, but also like I’ve accomplished a lot for the day. It’s kind of exhilarating to know that you just did something that a lot of people would never even consider. As far as what I think about [on my long runs], I tend to make up stories in my head about people I pass or people I know or I just ponder life. I believe I’ve done 5 [half marathons] so far, and four 10 mile races. No plans to do a full though. I would like to try for 25 at some point though. I also have a trail half on my bucket list. I’m definitely a distance runner at heart.”