Jessica is a graduate of Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a distinction in history. She is an award-winning journalist with extensive experience writing, voicing, and producing public radio stories for national and statewide broadcast. Jessica was a valued contributor to many National Public Radio programs. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Syria from 1993-94. Since 2011, she has been the Capital Bureau Chief for North Carolina Public Radio WUNC in Chapel Hill.