Jessica was born and raised in England, where she graduated from the University of London’s Central School of Speech & Drama. Her associates degree, in Stage Management & Technical Arts, took her to theaters throughout England, working with some of the country’s best and directors. In 2002, Jessica joined her parents in the U.S. following their move to Maryland two years earlier. Her first job in this country was with JOTF, where she stayed for twelve years. In 2014 she took a hiatus working with other Baltimore not-for-profit organizations, returning to JOTF in December 2017. Jessica lives in Baltimore City with her husband and a black-lab-hound mix named Seymour. Jessica and her husband marked their first wedding anniversary with a free fall from a plane at 120 mph, coasting gently back to earth with exhilaration and a small amount of terror. As a result, she says, she has formed a very deep appreciation for parachutes.