Jessica Davis

Student Engagement Coordinator

Joined VT Engage in June 2017

Hails from

  • Decatur & Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Master of Public Affairs, Policy Analysis Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • B.S. in Public Affairs, Legal Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • A.A. in Political Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Certificate of Civic Education and Public Advocacy, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Major Programs & Interests

  • Program Coordinator for STEP UP Leaders
  • Student Learning Assessment
  • Identity Development
  • Student Leadership Development
  • Voter and Civic Engagement
  • Critical Service Learning
  • Critical Race Theory

Recent publications, presentations, Grants, and Awards

  • Outstanding Collaborative Program Award for Political Engagement Programs from Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region VI Conference
  • Messmore, N.M, Davis, J.M. (2016, March). The White Savior Complex: Using Critical Race Theory in Alternative Breaks. Program presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.


Jessica Davis, Student Engagement Coordinator