Department of Economics

Jessica Koppel Galbreath

  • Graduated: 2007
  • Field: Education

Jessica Koppel Galbreath, who graduated with honors in economics major in 2007, is an early childhood teacher in Illinois. After graduation she began working for U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management as a Client Sales and Service Officer in Chicago. In this position she assisted the U.S. Trust client team in servicing clients and in building businesses.

In an email while working at U.S. Trust Jessica said, "My dream is to teach one day. I want to inspire kids and help them overcome challenges. I know it's a drastic change from banking to teaching. I have been thinking about this for many years and it isn't easy changing careers. I have my paraprofessional certificate which would allow me the chance to be a TA."

After almost 7 years with U.S. Trust, Jessica began her teaching career at Bright Horizons where she decided to enroll in graduate school so that she could change her career to teaching.

Jessica realized her dream in 2015 when she graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) at National Louis University and found a job teaching in Illinois.