With professional experience on six continents, she is known for bringing keen insight and clarity to complex projects and for championing the value of the creative process for social good. Prior to founding The Social Impact Studio, Jessica worked at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University where she directed a portfolio of social innovation labs in Latin America and served as the technical expert on innovation methods. She is a certified facilitator and coach of human-centered design, an instructor at the LUMA Institute, an Exec Ed Instructor at Harvard University, and a faculty member at Foster America.
She holds an A.B. Magna Cum Laude from Brown University, an Ed.M in International Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and postgraduate certificates in Behavioral Science and International Business Management from the Harvard Kennedy School and Georgetown University, respectively.