Jessica develops programming for the Skoll World Forum, an event that spotlights innovations making a social or environmental impact, and connects social entrepreneurs with essential partners to further global social progress. She spends her time learning and seeking out the leaders and storytellers who can help us understand the world and how we might change it, together.
Prior to joining the Skoll Foundation, Jessica worked in the nonprofit sector developing programs for students, policymakers, and corporate leaders. She has led programs for Net Impact, the World Affairs Council, and Council on Foreign Relations. She started her career as an investigator at the California Appellate Project, a nonprofit that handles the appeals of death row inmates.
Jessica earned a BA in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara and MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University. She has studied abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica and Buenos Aires, Argentina and as a result loves gallo pinto and steak, and is proficient in Spanish. In her free time, Jessica enjoys climbing small hills for big views and tinkering with an antique letterpress.