Jessica’s writing has been published by The Nation, In These Times, The Ithaca Voice, London’s Peace News, and Common Dreams, where she is currently a senior editor. Jessica’s work for Common Dreams has been republished by AlterNet, EcoWatch, LA Progressive, Salon, Truthout, YES! Magazine, and other outlets. She has fact-checked two books and articles for Rolling Stone, VICE, The Marshall Project, Lifehacker, and Splinter. Her work in journalism primarily focuses on the intersection of politics, public health, and the environment. She also explores human and civil rights, gender and sexuality, and peace and labor movements.
Jessica graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College, where she earned a B.A. in journalism and politics with an international studies concentration. A trained dancer and yogi, Jessica is a health nut who loves strong coffee, long books, live music, and adventures abroad. She hails from the Chicago suburbs but now lives in Portland, Maine.
For details about Jessica’s qualifications, see Bio and Experience. To read her published pieces, see Published Work, her Common Dreams author page, or her blog. To view or download her résumé, see Résumé. To reach Jessica directly, see Contact.
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