Jessica Resst, Hall Director: Preska J/K Halls

Address: 111 Carkoski Commons, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2731


  • BS: Psychology, Northern Michigan University
  • MS: Education - Student Affairs Administration, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse

Previous Positions

  • Assistant Hall Director at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Social Justice Programming Intern at the University of Wisconsin- Stout
  • College and Career Adviser and AmeriCorps member at the Michigan College Access Network
  • Resident Adviser and Front Desk Supervisor at Northern Michigan University

What I like about being a Maverick 

The community on campus and in the city is full of support for staff and students. The department focuses on what students need to succeed on campus, but also makes sure that staff are provided resources to accomplish them. The campus continues to look at ways to grow and adapt to best serve our students. 

Professional Development

I have worked with college access programs, and a passion area of mine is working with first-generation college students. Some of my professional development areas of interest include diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), mental health and wellbeing, student leadership, and accessibility resources. 


In my free time I love exploring around Minnesota with my golden retriever Sammy, and hiking near the water. I love reading, baking, and traveling. You will most likely find me listening to music or exploring new coffee shops. 

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