Jessica Wickey

Ms. Jessica Wickey

Instructor; Internships Program Director


Room: 214C

Biography

Jessica Wickey CV

Jessica Wickey is a UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management alumna, graduating with her Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2013. Ms. Wickey has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, resorts, events, convention centers, non-profit fundraising, and live entertainment.

As Director of the Internship Program, she launched human trafficking education in the Summer of 2020, creating robust curriculum to enhance the student’s internship education. Ms. Wickey has presented on numerous panels including Florida Attorney General Ashely Moody’s Human Trafficking Summit, Florida Department of Health with Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, and UCF Police Department. Currently, Ms. Wickey is a member of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force; she sits on the Central Florida National Academy Foundation’s Advisory Board for high schools with hospitality and tourism programs and works with the UCF Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and WorldOrlando to combat trafficking.

Ms. Wickey is an avid sailor, completing her pilot’s license and enjoys volunteering in the community

Education

University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Master of Science, Hospitality & Tourism Management

Florida Gulf Coast University, College of Professional Studies
Bachelor of Science, Resort & Hospitality Management

Florida Keys Community College
Associate of the Arts

Teaching Experience

University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Instructor / Internship Coordinator – 2013-2014, 2016-current
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Researcher – 2010-2013

Certifications

Ed Klopfer School of Real Estate
Sales Associate Certificate; Residential, Commercial, and Land Sales

Sarasota Travel School
Travel & Tourism Certificate

Awards

  • University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management: Faculty of the Year, 2016-17
  • University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2013-14

Certificates

  • C.E.R.T. (Campus or Community Emergency Response Team) Certification
  • C.P.F.H. (Certified Professional Food Handler)
  • Certified Interviewer (UCF Human Resources Certification)
  • Responsible Vendors
  • S.U.R.F. Alcohol Training Program
  • SERVSAFE Food Handlers