As Program Manager for the Center for Youth Political Participation, Jessica is responsible for implementing the RU Voting and RU Ready programs. In her role, Jessica recruits and works with a team of interns and students, develops materials for each program, facilitates the Center’s event series during the semester and curates CYPP’s social media and website content. Additionally, she is the administrator of the Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award program; a donor supported award program supporting undergraduate students interested in interning in Washington, D.C. over the summer break.
Besides her responsibilities managing CYPP, Jessica is the Communication and Public Relations Manager for the Eagleton Institute as a whole. Managing its external and internal communications strategy, Jessica serves as the media contact, drafts e-newsletters, develops website content, and facilitates the brand of the Institute on its social media channels.
As of May 2022, Jessica served as an instructor for the Rutgers Summer Service Internship Initiative companion summer course. In addition, she served on the 2021 Students Learn, Students Vote Coalition’s National Advisory Board. She previously served as the Graduate Project Coordinator for the Darien Civic Engagement Project, a program of the Center for Youth Political Participation with Dr. Elizabeth C. Matto. Jessica received her Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in political science from Rutgers-New Brunswick in spring 2018. Jessica currently serves on the 2021 Students Learn Students Vote Coalition’s Advisory Board.