Originally from Jackson, TN, Jessie Wright-Rudez graduated from UTC in 2012 with a B.A. in Communication and minor in Theatre. After college, she worked at ArtsBuild, a private, non-profit united arts fund in Chattanooga, and returned to her alma mater in late 2015 as an assistant in the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs. She joined the Performing Arts Department as Office Manager for the Theatre Division in September 2017. These days, she remains active in the city's creative scene (mostly as a fan but occasionally as a participant). Jessie lives on Missionary Ridge with her husband, Mike, and the greatest dog in the world, Biscuit.