Jessica provides research, data management, and administrative support to Cities of Service programs and coalition cities.
Jessica comes to Cities of Service after completing a Fulbright Research Scholarship year in Amman, Jordan. Her research asked how the social history of urban refugees affected the design of their neighborhoods, and how these informal settlements affect the city and its residents today. She has volunteered at community centers serving urban refugees and other marginalized communities in Amman, Jordan; Athens, Greece; and New York City. As a former Jeannette K. Watson Fellow, she gained experience in diverse design and sustainability projects, including developing tools for participatory neighborhood planning in her work with World Resources Institute India.
Jessica graduated with honors from Pace University in New York City with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Peace & Justice Studies. She is proud to come from the farmlands of Western New York.