Jessica most recently served as the pastoral minister for young adult ministry at the Paulist Center in downtown Boston. Previously, she was an intern for the young adult ministry at the Office of Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where she developed extensive training materials and workshops for young adult ministers. In 2010, Jessica participated in L.A.’s annual Religious Education Congress as a panelist speaker on the young adult Catholic experience. Her popular writing on Catholicism and young adult life has been featured online and in print, including the collection, From the Pews in the Back: Young Women and Catholicism (Liturgical Press, 2009) and NCCL’s Catechetical Leader magazine. Jessica holds degrees from Santa Clara University and Harvard Divinity School and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in theology at Boston College.