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Jessica Odigie ’12

Double major: Legal Studies and Political Science
Minor: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Currently: University of Iowa College of Law
Career Plans: Corporate Attorney

Jessica Odigie

Jessica held the honor of Student Speaker at the 2012 Commencement, representing her fellow students. Before she graduated, she was part of a group of African American students who petitioned to bring Greek Life to UIS. As part of that group, Jessica did presentations to the Chancellor’s Administrative Council and the Campus Faculty Senate. The issue is currently under consideration by the administration. Jessica was also a student leader for the Necessary Steps Mentor Program, which helps first generation students adjust to college and prepare for academic success.

Leadership lived


University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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