Jessica Von Villas was named Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Program Coordinator in the summer of 2016. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2012, became a corps member of Teach for America and moved to Eastern North Carolina where she served a self-contained classroom of children with moderate to profound disabilities. During that time she studied education at East Carolina University. Jessica returned to UConn in 2014 to pursue a Masters of Music degree with a concentration in Instrumental Conducting under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Renshaw and Dr. David Mils. Jessica was a graduate assistant of Athletic Bands, assistant conductor or the University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. Jessica was a member of the 10-time World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. A five-year member of the UCMB, Jessica served as section leader, band captain, and drum major.