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Jessica was born and raised in the small town of East Northport, Long Island.  Her love for performance began at the age of four in a nursery school play where all the kids forgot their lines, so she played all the parts.  She has been pursuing the arts ever since.

Jessica is one of the founders of her high school's drama program and went on to study Educational Theatre at NYU. She has an MFA in Directing from the acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School at PACE University and has worked with Tony and Emmy award winning actors and directors. She is a proud director member of the Actors Studio's Playwright Director's Unit.  Jessica serves as the resident director for Infinite Variety Productions (IVP), a theater company dedicated to telling the untold stories of women in history. She is a producer and actor on the award winning web series "Soon By You". 

Jessica now works as a professional director, actor, producer, and stand up comedian. She is a sought after speaker and is a professor in three universities. When she's not in a theater, classroom, or on set,  she works as the Director of Education, Head of Business Development and voice talent at a voice over company called Creative Media Design.