Jessica, born and raised in Austin, studied Child Development at the University of Texas of Austin and marched in the Longhorn Band for 4 years. She has worked in early childhood for 26 years and is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). She has presented at local and national conferences and has co-written Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers, a teacher resource book published in 2017.
Most recently, from 2018-2020, Jessica served on the Board of Directors for the Austin Creative Reuse center, a non-profit organization.
She has been with The Goddard School of Austin I since it's opening in 2009 and became director at the Circle C location when it opened in August of 2020.