Antelope Intros: Jessica Jackson and Shelby Delgado
Antelope Intros is a recurring GCU Today feature that introduces some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is fun and informative. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation.
Job title: University Counselor – International and Tribal
Job location: 27th Ave
What attracted you to GCU? I recently graduated from GCU. The thing I loved most about being a student at GCU was the community and I wanted to find a career that would offer the same feeling of family and support. I have several friends who work for GCU and every GCU employee I’ve met has been friendly and supportive. Working for GCU seemed like a natural fit for me.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I love to explore new places. I travel as often as I can and I love to go hiking on the weekends.
What are you passionate about? It sounds cliché, but I’m most passionate about helping others. I majored in exercise science at GCU and I one day hope to be a physical therapist. I’m fascinated by the human body and I like to help people live healthy lives.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? I’m definitely obsessed with food so all of my favorite places in the valley are restaurants — Two Hippies Beach House, Federal Pizza, Flower Child and Churn.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I am terrified of butterflies and moths.
What are you most proud of? I’m most proud of being the first in my family to graduate from college.
Job title: University Counselor
Job location: 27th Avenue
What attracted you to GCU? The culture that I was a part of as an undergrad student was something I was so attracted to that I wanted to professionally work in it.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? For fun I like to spend time with family and friends. I love being around people who are encouraging and uplifting. I also love anything in nature from camping and hiking, to road trips and traveling.
What are you passionate about? I am very passionate about fighting for justice for victims of sex trafficking here in the Valley.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? Some of my favorite places to visit in the Valley are some of the natural places such as Camelback Mountain and Hole in the Rock, and events such as First Friday.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: Something that a lot of people do not know about me is that I love to roller blade.
What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the accomplishments that I have achieved during college which included my 2 1/2 years of being a Resident Assistant, a full-time student, the President of Psi-Chi National Honors Society and working two jobs.