EECS Student Highlight

James Jessen, a student success story, not because he’s inhumanly perfect but because he persevered.

He first attended WSU back in 2007, straight out of high school, sorely lacking life experience, not knowing what to do with his life, and struggling with mental illness that went ignored and untreated for far too long.

Over the last dozen years, he’s been a student several times, a Marine, and a naïve entrepreneur. After experiencing life, learning from failure, and working diligently to improve his mental health, he has returned and will finally be graduating in December with a B.S. in Computer Science.

He’s currently studying neural networks and seeking employment.