Jess is an experienced leadership coach, providing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professional development, strengths-based leadership coaching, and support for school leaders and districts on creating strong multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) for students. Prior to starting her own consulting business, Jess was the Managing Director of Schools for the KIPP Northern California Public Schools, an elementary school principal with Aspire Public Schools, and a former middle school teacher. She also completed a nine-month fellowship with the National Equity Project in leading, designing, and facilitating equity-centered learning experiences in an action research project. 

Jess is a first generation college graduate and proud alum of the University of Texas at Austin.