Jessica was born and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. She got her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Hamline University. She discovered her passion of working with people with disabilities while coaching the Special Olympics. She is currently working towards her Master’s in Special Education at St. Thomas University. She has two kids at ISLA, a 2nd grader and a kindergartener. In her free time, Jessica enjoys camping, kayaking, crafting, eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and listening to Fall Out Boy.