Jessica joined the Skillman Foundation in 2019 as a Special Projects Manager. In her role she works closely with all functions in the Office of the President as well as with external partners to affect change and advance the Foundation’s commitment to Detroit children.
Throughout her career, Jessica has worked extensively in nonprofit management, affordable housing development, project management, community engagement, and partnership development. Prior to working for Skillman, Jessica worked in St. Louis, Missouri where she held positions as Project Manager for Rise Community Development, President of Northside Community Housing, and Associate Director of Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council. Jessica has a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, urban / community studies, and African & African-American studies from the University of Michigan.
Jessica loves biking and spending time with her family and friends.