Jessica Klingler Cissell is the Director of Graduate Programming and The Graduate Center in the Office of the Provost. In this role, Jessica sets the strategic direction for The Graduate Center, including the University-wide graduate fellowships, co-curricular and development programming for over ca. 8,600 graduate and professional students, and the physical operations. Jessica works closely with the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and International Affairs to oversee university-wide programming designed to advance the development of the graduate student body. A proud WashU alum, Jessica earned an MBA from Olin Business School at Washington University, a master’s degree from New York University, and a Bachelor of Music from Webster University.