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Jessica
College:
Eastern Kentucky
Major/Occupation:
Sign language interpreter
Birth Date:
Tenure:
3
Hometown:
Springfield, OH

Bio

HOMETOWN: Springfield, OH

BIRTHDAY: November 30

OCCUPATION: Sign Language Interpreter/Teacher

EDUCATION INFO: Bachelor of Science in the Interpreter Training Program from Eastern Kentucky University (2006). Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf & National Association of the Deaf’s National Interpreter Certification (2008). Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Xavier University (2011).

NUMBER OF YEARS AS A BEN-GAL: 3
HOMETOWN: Springfield, OH

BIRTHDAY: November 30

OCCUPATION: Sign Language Interpreter/Teacher

EDUCATION INFO: Bachelor of Science in the Interpreter Training Program from Eastern Kentucky University (2006). Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf & National Association of the Deaf’s National Interpreter Certification (2008). Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Xavier University (2011).

NUMBER OF YEARS AS A BEN-GAL: 3

MOST MEMORABLE BENGALS GAME: My first year, the Christmas eve game against the Cardinals, when Jerome Simpson ran in for the touchdown and did a flip into the end zone right in front of me.

MOST MEMORABLE BEN-GAL MOMENT: Seeing my picture on the Bengals website for the first time.

FAVORITE BENGALS PLAYER: A.J. Green

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN CINCINNATI: Exploring downtown and attending ASL (American Sign Language) events.

FAVORITE SPORT TO PARTICIPATE IN: Figure/Bikini competitions

FAVORITE BOOK: Game of Thrones

FAVORITE MOVIE: Dirty Dancing

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT/GETAWAY: Washington DC for work and play

PERSON WHO I ADMIRE MOST: My mom. She never stops giving to those she loves.

FAVORITE PRIZED POSSESION: A black and white picture of me and my two sisters Jennifer and Julianne.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: Happy, healthy, organized

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG KIDS ABOUT BECOMING A CHEERLEADER? Focus on your overall well-being through a healthy diet, active lifestyle, and surrounding yourself with supportive people. Reach out to those who have been a Ben-Gal before; there are many knowledgeable women who could provide great advice.

BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN TO ME: “Give 100 percent in every aspect of life.” --My dad

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Acting as Kappa Delta president with EKU’s Delta Omicron chapter and receiving my Master's degree.

FUTURE GOAL(S): Continue to be an awesome aunt, own a home, backpack in Europe, and enjoy all the blessings in front of me.