Jessica joined the Foundation in 2015 as a Program Associate in the Education Program. In this role she supports the Character Initiative, the STEM team, and the Policy and Advocacy team. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jessica worked in a range of nonprofit roles. Most recently, as a Global Health Corps Fellow she spearheaded the launch of a family wellness program at Boys & Girls Club of Newark. Before that, Jessica worked as a case manager with survivors of torture at Heartland Alliance’s Marjorie Kovler Center in Chicago. Jessica is originally from San Francisco and holds a degree in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago.