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Jessica Edwards


Jessica Edwards

Graduation Year:



South Tempe, AZ


Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership / Wilkes MBA candidate

Current City of Residence:

Mesa, AZ

Intimate class sizes, in-person classes, credentialed professors, good value, free parking. ;)

All of the professors at Wilkes do a good job of this, but two have really stood out for me -- Dr. Liuzzo (who teaches MBA 501 and MBA 580) and Dr. Ferrara (MBA 552).

For all the reasons mentioned above -- if that's what you're looking for, Wilkes is the best option.  You'll be learning alongside other talented MBA students from a multitude of industries that offer a different perspective from your own.  You'll receive frequent interaction and feedback from your professors -- you won't just be a face in the crowd.

The winter months, the constant sunshine (try living in England for two years, and you will appreciate it too), the wide open spaces, and the fact that most of my family lives here.
Go to the movies, play Taboo or Buzzword with my relatives, and eat delicious food.
Retired. ;) But before that, I'd like to be CMO (ideally of an organization dedicated to a cause I care about), or perhaps I'll start my own ad agency.
I met my husband in a pub in London, England during a summer internship program.  He was on the Queen's Lifeguard, a regiment of the British Army.  We dated long distance for a year and a half before getting married in my last semester at ASU.  During the first four months of our marriage, we lived in separate countries.  When I graduated, I moved to England, but I didn't qualify for a marriage visa, because the UK had just changed the law to say that both parties had to be 21 (a few months prior, the law was 18), and my husband was only 20!  Needless to say, it has been a long and winding road to be together, but it has definitely been worth it.  My husband and I now live in Mesa, AZ together with our dog Bosley.

Jessican Edwards with her degree