Jessica grew up in Bushwick and has lived between Queens and Brooklyn most of her life. She majored in English Literature and Fine Arts at Brooklyn College, and received her Master's in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is our new "Girls Who Play" advisor, which encourages girls who code and play video games to use their skills in the tech industry. During her free time, Jessica loves to read, hike, and travel. She became a teacher because she loves working with young people, and wants to encourage them to use their diverse backgrounds as a strength within their community.