Jesse Adamo Grimes (she/her)

Jesse Adamo Grimes is the Executive Director of Administration and Special Projects in the office of University Life. Most recently she served as the Director of Administration and Planning for Undergraduate Student Life in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. There, she provided guidance and supervision to the office’s administration, finance and communications team. Prior to joining Columbia in 2016, Jesse was in leadership roles at UC Berkeley and St. John’s University where she led strategic planning initiatives and managed affairs for the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors. She also held positions at NYU School of Law and the University of San Francisco, working on large-scale projects for student affairs.

Jesse holds an M.S. in Applied Analytics from Columbia University, an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Psychology, both from St. John’s University in New York.

In her downtime, Jesse enjoys creating visual art, watching NBA games with her family, and discovering local cuisine in far-away places.