Dr. Jessi Manning grew up in northeast Indiana on a 100 acre farm. She completed most of her education in Indiana, although she spent one year abroad in Greece and attended graduate school in southwest Michigan. She spent much of her career prior to working at BRAINS working in university counseling centers, most recently serving as the Psychological Testing Coordinator at Purdue University. Due to this career path, she is especially interested in working with adolescents preparing to attend college and traditional and nontraditional college students, although she enjoys working with any individuals aged 14 and older.
Dr. Manning moved to Grand Rapids due to family circumstances, and she was very excited to begin employment at BRAINS in order to work with a dynamic team of psychologists who share her passion for psychological testing. She believes that psychological testing can be a powerful way for individuals to understand themselves, their abilities, and their strengths, including providing paths to improving or compensating for areas of weakness.
BS - Manchester University - 2003 MA - Ball State University - 2005 PhD - Western Michigan University - 2010
Transition from high school to college
Nontraditional college students