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Jessica Speece

Academic Advisor

Jessica Speece


Office Location

35-37 Leon Street
339 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Jessica Speece, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • BA in Communications Studies, Youngstown State University

What are the specifics of your educational/career background?

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Youngstown State University with a minor in cross-cultural diversity studies. Soon after graduation, I began a Master of Arts program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I studied student affairs in higher education.

Prior to joining the academic advising team in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, I worked at the Ohio State University as an academic advisor.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?

I am an academic advisor for undergraduate students in the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) at Northeastern University. I advise a diverse population of students in a variety of computer science and information science related majors. From orientation to graduation, I support students with academic planning and scheduling, and connect them to the resources they need in order to be successful. I provide additional support to first year students through the planning and implementation of CS1200  and the Fellow program. The CS1200 course introduces students to the College of Computer and Information Science as they begin their academic experience and prepare for professional careers in computer science. The Fellows serve as teaching assistants and mentors to the first-year students enrolled in CS1200.As an academic advisor, I work directly with students every day. I enjoy having the opportunity to see them grow, discover their passions and accomplish their goals.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at CCIS?

Technology has changed the world we live in and will continue to do so in the future. It is exciting to work in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University where the faculty and students are significantly contributing to the developments of such an innovative field.