About Me

Hello and welcome to my site!  My name is Jessica Ackley, and I describe myself as having an analytical mind, a creative soul, and a life somewhere in between.  Hopefully, this site shows all of that.

A few things to know about me:

  • I’m an (almost) graduate from Illinois State University, with a degree in Actuarial Science
    • Since I will have an Actuarial Science degree, I’m hoping to find a job as an actuary or in data analytics
  • I’m incredibly passionate about higher education and think it should be accessible to everyone
  • Just like people are more than just a number, I believe universities are more than just a ranking
  • Everyone shouldn’t have to live and learn, which is why I blog

A few things to know about College Candids:

  • I started them to try and create a resource for people to learn about universities and majors.  The people could be:
    • Anyone interested in reading about other people’s college experiences
    • High school students trying to decide on colleges or majors
    • Current college students interested in transferring schools or switching majors
  • I hope to (someday) collect Candids about every university and every major
  • The opinions stated in the College Candids are those of the person featured in the Candid and may or may not be my own
  • If you want to be featured in a College Candid, send me an email at JessicaAckley7@gmail.com!

You can read more about me by checking out my College Candid.  If you want to chat, head over to the Contact tab.  I’d love to hear from you!