Public Service Academy
Arizona State University
Jessica currently serves Arizona State University as Assistant Director of the Public Service Academy at Arizona State University, and her career path is deeply rooted in her commitment to catalyze social change and her passion for public service.. In her previous roles as Manager of Public Service Initiatives within the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and as a University Innovation Fellow in the President’s Office of University Initiatives, Jessica advanced programs that inspire young leaders across the university to be catalysts of change in their undergraduate and professional careers. Thist allowed her to design, launch and implement the Public Service Academy by cultivating meaningful partnerships within and beyond the university. Her specialties within the program include curriculum development and instruction, student advising, and student engagement and recruitment for over 250 undergraduates from a diversity of majors.
Drawn to the mission of educational equality for all, Jessica relocated to Arizona as a Teach For America Corps Member in 2009. She received her M.Ed. from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU while concurrently teaching middle school special education in Glendale, AZ. Prior to national service, Jessica received a BSBE in Economics and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Kentucky. She lives in Peoria, AZ with her husband, son and two dogs.