Jessica graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College (MI) in 2015 with a double major in politics and French. On campus, she held leadership positions in multiple social and academic organizations, worked as a departmental French tutor, and volunteered at a local school. Jessica studied at the Institut de Touraine in France for a summer and interned with a healthcare IT company the following summer. After graduation, she spent a year volunteering with nonprofit organizations in Central America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Since returning to the US, she has been working as a business and process analyst at Ford. Jessica's experiences studying, serving, and working alongside people of different cultures has led her to pursue a career in diplomacy.