Jess Gorgas


  • Director of Student Leadership


  • MA, educational theory & policy, The Pennsylvania State University

  • BS, education and public policy, The Pennsylvania State University


Jess Gorgas serves as the Director of Student Leadership. In her role, she is responsible for leadership education and development of Oberlin students. She works alongside the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement to create programming and engagement opportunities for students to learn more about themselves as leaders and to create change in the world around them. She loves working in both one to one and group settings to help leaders grow. 

Prior to Oberlin, Jess worked in residence life at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education policy come from The Pennsylvania State University. 

She lives with her fiancé, Kyler and dog, Mabel and loves using her free time to read, be outdoors, and explore the Cleveland area. 

Fall 2022

Leadership Change: Introduction to Leadership Development — LEAD 220