Jessica joined the Science History Institute in 2013, when the Institute was known as the Chemical Heritage Foundation. As a member of the Development team, Jessica is responsible for prospect research. Prior to the Institute, Jessica was an experience guide at the National Constitution Center. She also assisted with the creation of an online genealogical database while at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Jessica obtained an MA in European history from Villanova University and a BA in history and minors in sociology and religious studies from Lynchburg College. She is a member of Apra International (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement) and has served as Membership Director on the Board of Apra-Pennsylvania since January 2018.