Alumni Profile: Jessica Monroe Back to Blog »
Jessica Monroe graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2012. She was then awarded a full-ride graduate fellowship to Stanford University to pursue a master’s degree in Structural Engineering.
She learned the value of being well rounded while at Westside:
“I definitely felt that I received a rigorous academic experience at Westside. We had to work hard in our classes, and it paid off when I got to college. I seemed to have a leg up on my peers. Westside also encouraged students to get involved and find other interests outside of books. I certainly did that…leadership, sports, you name it! I’m so glad I did; it taught me solid time management skills.”
These are skills that Jessica carried with her when she headed to Gonzaga. Every semester she played on two or three intramural sports teams, took full advantage of recreational activities in the Spokane area, taught Sunday School, served as an officer in a Civil Engineering Society, participated in a national honor society, was a Gonzaga Ambassador, and ran her first marathon during her senior year…among other things.