Jess Soehlke

2016 Summer Welcome Leader-Jess SoehlkeName: Jess Soehlke

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL

Year:  Junior

Academic Major(s): Communications



  • If you could do anything with your life, what would you do?

Watch the St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup from glass seats, preferably against the Chicago Blackhawks. Let’s Go Blues!

  • What is your favorite Mizzou memory?

My favorite memory at Mizzou would probably be anytime I went to columns late at night. My friends and I sometime go to the columns to just sit and hangout and when I really got close with the people I call family now as well as enjoying my favorite spot on campus and taking in the awesome feature our school has to offer.

  • Who would you say is/are your role model(s)? Why?

I would say one of my biggest role models would have to be Lady Gaga. She may be obscure but the things that she stands by and fight for like LGBQT rights and speaking out against sexual assault show that she has passion for her fans and she cares so much about people. It inspires me to live the same way and show support and be there for not only my friends but for people in general. Plus, I really like her music so that’s always a plus.

  • What quote do you live by?

I have a tattoo on my left wrist that reads, “Courage over fear.” This is something I will always live by and it’s a constant reminder to not let fear get in the way of living your life and have courage no matter what.

  • If you had a theme song to describe yourself, what would it be and why?

If I had a theme song it would be the theme song of New Girl because; at the end she sings, “Who’s that girl? Its Jess!” Plus New Girl is like the best show so why wouldn’t you want it to be your theme song.