Jessica is a Health Communications Specialist with the Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). She provides technical expertise in the development, implementation, and evaluation of communication and marketing initiatives highlighting the intersection of geospatial science and public health. Previously, she led health communications and emergency response efforts for the Children’s Preparedness Unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also currently serves as the Atlanta Site Director for the Illimitable organization to help address the need for inclusion and accessibility in technology communities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Clemson University and her master’s degree in public health from San Francisco State University, with a concentration on community health education. She is also a former Fellow of the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.
In her DrPH studies she hopes to advance research and advocacy that supports people living with disabilities, particularly related to health determinants, and the design of a more inclusive and equitable world.