Jessica received her PhD from the Boston University: Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. During her studies at BU, she additionally completed the Program Planning, Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation graduate certificate program. She has also completed the ABA graduate certificate program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, holds a M.Ed. from Boston College, and a B.S. in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. In additional to extensive teaching experience and animal-related dissertation research, Jessica is particularly interested in studying behavioral interventions related to biological diversity and conservation of our natural resources.