Born and raised in the Des Moines area, Jessica graduated with honors from Drake University with a BA in English. She is passionate about learning, social and political progress, and community engagement. Through her professional background, Jessica has gained valuable experience in youth services, event planning, media, and publishing.
She currently works as a Digital Communications Specialist for Vermeer Corporation. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, live music, true crime podcasts, and reading. As a lifelong learner, she plans to pursue a master’s degree with hopes of becoming an English Literature Professor. She aspires to use writing and literature to raise awareness of social issues and promote positive change in the community.