Jessica was born in Olney, IL and raised in Dunedin, FL. She received two undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She then went on to receive her Master of Laws from Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain. While in law school, she worked as a virtual teacher and legal assistant, and was involved in several organizations. Travelling around the world and back again during her studies, Jessica returned to Tampa to start her legal career. Jessica is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar.