Jessica partners with school leaders and teams on effective implementation of systemic social-emotional learning.
Before joining CASEL, Jessica worked for Safe Communities Safe Schools, a comprehensive school violence prevention project at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado, Boulder, which developed following the Columbine shooting. In this role, she coached middle school teams across the state to develop individualized approaches to systemic social-emotional learning focused on school climate and culture goals. Her prior work focused on child health promotion and well-being from a public health and policy systems perspective.
Jessica earned her master’s degree in public policy and her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.