Jessica currently serves on the board of Downtown Akron Partnership and is a proud Torchbearers alumna. She received the 30 for the Future award from the Greater Akron Chamber in 2019.

As Grants Manager, Jessica works with program staff and grantees to manage the Foundation’s grantmaking administration, evaluation projects, and learning initiatives. She has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector, working for many local organizations, including Leadership Akron, Project Learn of Summit County, and ACCESS, Inc. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Ohio University.

Believe it or not: Jessica enjoys many forms of crafting, and is often wearing something she made, whether it’s an intricately knitted sweater or a pair of tatted lace earrings. She lives in Highland Square with her cat, Alanna.