When she’s not reading and writing, Jessica enjoys baking pies from scratch, sending snail mail to loved ones near and far, practicing Spanish, and spending time with her family. A born and raised Nebraskan who spent a few seasons in New York, Kansas, Indiana, and Utah, Jessica currently resides in the Bay Area.



American Institute of Architects (AIA) Utah Equity x Design | Salt Lake City, Utah | Fall 2022–Summer 2023

  • Advised committee on design, execution, and analysis of survey for members
  • Analyzed survey results (n=155) and identified key findings
  • Presented findings to committee
  • Consulted with committee on best practices for improving DEIB efforts in AIA Utah culture
  • Participated in meetings and offered expertise


Extra Space Storage | Cottonwood Heights, Utah | August 2022

  • Conducted research on best practices for communicating healthcare options to employees
  • Conducted research on the topic of remote employees and feelings of belonging
  • Consulted with team on best practices for conducting an employee engagement survey
  • Consulted with team on best methods for researching company culture
  • Participated in meetings and offered expertise


Blunovus | Draper, Utah | August 2021

  • Completed an audit of their program to identify gaps and highlight possibilities
  • Identified ways to present a new model to existing clients
  • Presented findings to the executive team
  • Offered research support and analysis where helpful

Graduate Assistant Program Coordinator

Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence | Purdue University | June 2015-May 2017

  • Coordinated and confirmed local and national speakers for program events throughout the year
  • Reviewed fellowship and award submissions by faculty, students and staff
  • Wrote and edited content for the redevelopment of the Center’s website
  • Participated in program development for the Center
  • Assisted Director in various tasks, meetings, and projects

Freelance Writer

Lawrence Journal World | Lawrence, Kansas | August 2013-August 2014

  • Wrote Mrs. Mass column based on personal blog highlighting the local shops, businesses, and events in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Column published weekly in print, online, and on personal blog. www.MrsMass.com

Assistant to the Director

Center for Civic and Social Responsibility | University of Kansas | January 2012-July 2014

  • Supervised and tracked Leadership Studies Certification available to all KU students
  • Conducted dozens of class presentations yearly for the Leadership Studies Certifications
  • Administered $40k budget for the Center
  • Coordinated office schedule and managed supplies

Projects Manager

MARR International Group | New York, NY | October 2010-June 2011

  • Managed Merchandisers Program across the United States
  • Hired and trained merchandisers
  • Managed New York Showroom inventory and office

Retail Merchandiser Coordinator

Marcolin | New York, NY | August 2007-September 2010

  • Assumed all responsibilities with new Merchandisers Program across the United States and Canada
  • Assumed all responsibilities with Promoter Program across United States
  • Managed New York Showroom office and inventory
  • Trained all merchandisers and specialty accounts on all Marcolin brands


Parish Council, Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, Utah 2018-2023