- Jacksonville State University, BA
- Jacksonville State University, MPA
- Jones School of Law, JD
- Samaritan Counseling Center, Board President
- Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Sis (15 years)
- Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, Board Member
Jessica is a native of Calhoun County, Alabama. She got her start writing and managing grants while working in the Alabama Governor’s Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives. During her time there, she managed several statewide initiatives including Alabama Communities for Education, a high school dropout prevention program, and the Alabama Strengthening Communities Project, which was recognized nationally for best practices in grant management. Jessica lives in Alabama with her three children.