Who is Jessica?
Jessica is an educator and consultant with 8 years’ experience teaching at the college level and 5 years’ experience in the advertising and branding industries. She has a PhD in interpersonal communication from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree from Fordham University in New York. Between degrees, Jessica worked as an editor and writer in the Seattle area. Her primary clients included Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Amazon.
Jessica has taught a wide variety of communication classes, including health communication, public relations, mass media writing, group dynamics, interpersonal relationships, persuasion, and public speaking. An expert in nonverbal communication, Jessica enjoys coaching on the importance of unspoken communication. Often, our facial expressions, tone of voice, posture, and other nonverbal factors add more to the message of an interaction than any words that we say.
An introvert herself, Jessica also has a special fondness for helping introverted people discover best practices for succeeding in social and business contexts that are designed to favor extroverts … and also learn the ways that introversion can be a benefit.