Jessie Wright-Rudez joined the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs as a Development Assistant and will provide administrative support for the Senior Directors of Development and other development staff. Originally from Jackson, TN, Jessie graduated from UTC in 2012 with a B.A in Communication. After college, she worked at ArtsBuild, a private, non-profit united arts fund in Chattanooga, and these days, remains active in the city’s creative scene. She has also served on the UTC GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Council since 2013. Jessie lives in North Chattanooga with her husband, Mike, and her pup, Pete.