Jessica serves as HOT’s Partnerships and Community Programs Associate. She comes to HOT with more than 6 years of experience working in international education and development. Prior to joining HOT, Jessica worked with an education NGO based in Kampala, Uganda, where she developed evidence-based programs and monitoring and evaluation systems.
In her role with HOT, Jessica focuses on supporting communities particpating in HOT Microgrants program, increasing their capacity to scale mapping activities and drive local decision making. She also supports corporate partners engaging in the Missing Maps program.
Jessica received her Masters degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning in low-resource contexts, specifically for refugee populations. She is passionate about community driven development and believes in HOT’s mission to empower local leaders to solve locally-relevant challenges through technology and data.