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Jessica Koka

First-Year Experience Chair

Responsibilities

The First-Year Experience Chair is responsible for organizing all professional and social events for the first-year engineering class. Their main purpose is to support and enrich the first-year engineering student community.

Education

B.S. Aerospace Engineering '25

Background

Jessica is from Fair Lawn, New Jersey. She came to Virginia Tech to pursue a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and has since been part of various research and design teams. Jessica is interested in working in the defense industry when she graduates and wants to make a lasting impact on society through technological advancements. She is also and AOE Ambassador, which helps to promote the aerospace engineering school in Blacksburg. Besides Jessica's professional experience, she also enjoys participating and outdoor activities such as hiking.