Jessica is the Associate Director in the Office of Undergraduate Learning Abroad at Northwestern University. As Associate Director, she oversees advising, the pre-departure process, and returnee programming, including the Ambassador program. In addition, she advises for portfolio of programs in the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain and manages the Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona summer program.
Before coming to Northwestern, she served as the Training Director of the Urban Chicago Chapter of Amigos de las Américas, training students to lead community development projects in Latin America and worked as an adviser at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Study Abroad Office.
She holds degrees in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago (MEd) and in International Business and Spanish from the University of Dayton (B.S.). In her spare time, she likes cooking and exploring Chicago for activities to help her two young children burn energy and satisfy their curiosity.