Jessica serves as chief of staff at Young America’s Foundation. She works directly with the president to help manage the administrative and operational aspects of Young America’s Foundation. In this capacity, she also communicates the Foundation’s goals and initiatives with the Foundation’s entire team, board members, and key stakeholders.
Jessica is the editor of Libertas
, the Foundation’s magazine. She also edits and designs monthly and annual reports for the Foundation’s top supporters and board members, coordinates board meetings, and assists the President with day-to-day operations.
Prior to her role as chief of staff, Jessica served as assistant to the president for more than nine years. In this capacity, she oversaw the construction and design of the Foundation’s new national headquarters in Reston, Virginia.
Jessica is originally from Hibbing, Minnesota, and a graduate of The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. While at St. Scholastica, she was involved in her campus conservative club and student government. She served as chairman of her conservative club as well as state co-chair of the Minnesota College Republicans.
In 2003, Jessica worked as an intern in the White House’s Office of Media Affairs.
Jessica graduated summa cum laude from St. Scholastica in 2004 with a degree in English. She became involved with Young America’s Foundation upon attending the annual Thomas Phillips Student Luncheon at CPAC in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the Young America’s Foundation staff, Jessica served as a national field director for the College Republican National Committee as well as director of public relations for Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia.
In 2016, Jessica received the Young Conservatives Coalition’s William F. Buckley Jr. Award.
She and her husband, Austen, currently reside in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, with their five-year-old son, Jackson, and furry best friend, Bella.