When she’s not reading and writing, Jessica enjoys baking pies from scratch, sending snail mail to loved ones near and far, and taking her dachshund (Herbie) for walks. A born and raised Nebraskan who spent a few seasons in New York, Jessica is an avid Cornhusker football fan, and travels east as often as possible.


Graduate Teaching Mentor

West Lafayette, Indiana
Brian Lamb School of Communication | Purdue University | August 2017-present

Graduate teaching mentors are paired with a first-time graduate student instructor to aid them in their teaching experience during the fall and spring semesters. This position includes bi-weekly meetings and teaching observations. This is a paid position.


West Lafayette, Indiana
Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence August 2015 – Present

  • “Our goals are designing conversations across campus and higher education that advance women’s leadership and create more inclusionary spaces (see links to Mission and Vision). Consistent with Susan Bulkeley Butler’s vision, we have had the pleasure of hosting hundreds of women and men at our annual Conference for Pretenure Women. Our Distinguished Women Scholars and Leadership in Action Awards highlight the remarkable academic careers of Purdue alumnae and unique contributions of current faculty, staff, and students in making Purdue a better place. The Butler Center hosts Purdue Women Lead, Purdue Women’s Network, the Violet Haas Award, and Purdue Faculty Scholars, amongst other awards, events, and co-sponsorships. I invite you to participate in the Butler Center and think of us as a way of networking and developing leadership excellence” – Patrice Buzzanell, Chair & Director


Lawrence, Kansas
Lawrence Journal World August 2013 – 2014

  • Write Mrs. Mass column based on personal blog highlighting the local shops, businesses, and events in Lawrence, Kansas. Column runs weekly on page two of the Check Out insert of the paper. Columns are published in print, online, and on personal blog. www.MrsMass.com

Lawrence, Kansas
Mrs. Mass | Downtown Living in Lawrence Kansas January 2012 – 2014


Lawrence, Kansas
Center for Civic and Social Responsibility January 2012  – 2014

  • Supervise and track Leadership Studies Certification available to all KU students
  • Conduct dozens of class presentations yearly for the Leadership Studies Certification
  • Administer $40k budget for the Center
  • Coordinate office schedule and manage supplies
  • Assist Director in various tasks, meetings, and projects


New York, New York
MARR International GROUP October 2010 – July 2011

  • Assumed all responsibilities with merchandiser program across the U.S.
  • Trained all merchandisers, New York department stores and specialty boutiques
  • Managed office schedule, supplies and inventory


New York, New York
Marcolin USA August 2007 – October 2010

  • Created, organized and managed 40 person merchandiser program across the U.S. and Canada
  • Managed and tracked New York office sunglass inventory
  • Assumed responsibilities as New York company product trainer
  • Assisted Vice President in various product presentations and meetings


Parish Council, Cathedral of the Madeleine
Co-founder of Opticon Films and co-producer of the 2010 short film DOTS