Jessica comes to CURYJ with an extensive background in education and nonprofit leadership. She believes strongly in learning as a means for power and purpose and has spent the past fifteen years working with schools and leaders to transform our systems of education. After earning her Master’s in School Leadership from Harvard University, she took on all kinds of roles in all kinds of settings – from residential life in a private boarding school in Minnesota to executive leadership for an alternative-to-incarceration high school program in California – to develop engaging curricula, train teachers in best practices for including, celebrating, and teaching all students, guide student services teams in creating wraparound supports, and coach school and district leaders in how to dismantle discriminatory disciplinary systems. She brings this breadth of experience and perspective to her work at CURYJ, where she is proud and grateful to contribute to the Development Team. She is the adoring and awed mom of an adventurous two-year-old and is excited to get back to her Bay Area roots.