Jessie Thacker is the CNL and PhD Program Manager and first joined the School of Nursing staff in August 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. Originally from Charlottesville, she earned her BS in Anthropology from Longwood University in December 2009. Soon after graduation she began working as a retail manager and contract archaeologist, before joining UVA in 2015 and shifting her career to administration. 

As the CNL and PhD Program Manager, she provides support to the CNL and PhD Program Directors and students. Jessie started in this position in January 2021 and looks forward to meeting the students (virtually and in person someday!) and being a resource for them as they pursue their degrees. 

Jessie is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Longwood University and expects to complete the program in August 2021.