Jessica M. Ng graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the College of Staten Island. She is a member of the Dean’s List (2008-2011) and is the recipient of several awards, including a Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award, the College of Staten Island Club President of the Year Award (2009-2011), the Anya Gabriela Kuppersmith Memorial Award, the Student Government Student Service Award, and the Peter F. Vallone Scholarship (2008-2011).
During her time at CSI, Ms. Ng has been involved with a multitude of student organizations, College committees, and work environments. She was the President of the CSI Psychology Club and served as a division board member on the CSI Association, a non-profit organization that handles the financial aspects of College life. She has organized various campus activities throughout her role as President, including advisement workshops, Psychology Lab tours, internship recruitment sessions, etc.
Ms. Ng balanced her time between a 22-hour school week with working as a Peer Educator in the Peer Drop-In Center next to the Health and Wellness office. There, she worked closely with students who are dealing with health-related issues, such as nicotine replacement therapy, sexual harassment, stress management, and much more. She also worked as a Teacher’s Assistant at Curtis High School, tutoring students in a wide array of subjects ranging from biology and algebra to Spanish.
As well as all of her work in and out of the classroom, Ms. Ng has dedicated much of her time working to benefit the CSI College community by being a member of the CSI Sustainability Committee and the CSI Institutional Planning Committee.
Ms. Ng will be attending New York University in the fall pursuing a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy where she hopes to develop the skills and knowledge she needs to become an occupational therapist, working closely with people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.