Jess grew up in a rural small town in central PA and moved to Philadelphia eight years ago where she attended Drexel University and earned her bachelor’s in communication with a minor in fine art and a master’s in culture, communication and media. During her Drexel tenure, she started working for a non-profit medical society as a meeting planning assistant. She then did a small stint with the University City Science Center in West Philadelphia as their marketing and design assistant. Jess later returned to the society as a graphic designer in the MARCOM department and eventually accepted a full-time position after graduating in 2016.
Jess started as a Multimedia Specialist for Oceana's U.S. campaigns in 2019. She supports the campaigns visual needs by producing a wide variety of digital, print, and multimedia assets.