Jessica joined JED in February 2019. Prior to joining the JED team, she worked in the field of public health workforce development for nonprofit organizations in both Los Angeles and New York City. Before gaining experience in workforce development, Jessica worked in the higher education field devoting several years to the academic, professional, and personal development of new and first-year students at Saint Louis University. Jessica grew up in the suburb of Belleville, Illinois and completed both her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and M.S. in Public Health – Behavioral Science and Health Education at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.