Having recently joined the living cities team, Jessica jumped in with both feet as the Executive Assistant to CEO and President, Ben Hecht, and Chief of Staff, Ellen Ward.

Her background includes service work with Shriners Hospitals, domestic violence awareness and sexual assault awareness advocates, and leadership development. Having previously been employed as the Director of Student Affairs at George Washington’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jessica keeps her daily triaging skills sharpened by continuing to balance work, student advisement, and networking. Coming from a military family and being well-traveled has benefited her ability to adapt quickly and respond effectively – a trait she applies to every situation.

Jessica finished both of her undergraduate degrees in Economics and Business Management at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, and achieved a Masters of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations at The George Washington University, School of Political Management. She plans to go back to school to pursue a PhD and teach at the university level.