Guided by her personal philosophy to persist in the pursuit of understanding, acceptance, and delight, Jessica’s passion for her work is further rooted in her anthropological training. This manifests as a love for solving mysteries and building elegant systems, all wrapped up in a fascination with human behavior.
Currently, Jessica is a Principal Program Manager in one of the Chief Technology Offices at Microsoft. Since joining seven years ago, Jessica has held leadership roles in product engineering and sales organizations. She served as the Executive Producer for HoloLens Experiences Community, Senior Storyteller/Strategist for Dynamics 365 Mixed Reality Envisioning, and Director for Customer Activations & Rapid Prototyping in Enterprise Commercial CTO. A recognized thought leader in community management and immersive experience design, prior to Microsoft, Jessica managed teams at Legendary Entertainment and Electronic Arts. She also previously founded her own new media business, which led to being featured in a theatrical film documentary, two seasons of a docuseries television show on SyFy, and multi-year partnerships with Google and Twitch.
Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her almost three-year-old daughter Aurora and is looking forward to the birth of her second child in December. Her husband Graham is a public defender for King County and they contribute to many organizations that fight for the pursuit of justice for all people. They enjoy getting outdoors and spending time enjoying the beauty of the PNW. These days, they spend a lot of time in the Fred Hockert/Yellow Park. On rainy days, they enjoy board games with friends. Jessica moved her mother from California to Carnation to live with them in a multigenerational household where everyone can thrive in an increasingly unaffordable world.
Pictured is Jessica and Aurora on their farm in Kansas, which has been in the family now for five generations producing wheat and milo.