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Why I Am Running
As an advocate, a former NPS student, and a current Board Member my number one priority is to make sure student’s voices are heard. I benefitted from a high quality education from our schools, and seek to ensure every single student K-12 receives the same caliber of schooling.
The quality of a town’s education system directly affects the economic vitality of the town, which is why investing in our educational programming such as pre-K and social-emotional learning (SEL) initiatives is critical.
I am running once again to make sure our Board invests in our programs, our students, but most importantly our communities’ future.
Jessicais a lifelong Newington resident and proud product of the Newington Public School System. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she earned a BA in Political Science and her Master’s in Public Policy.
During her undergraduate and graduate career Jessica served in a variety of governmental offices including the CT Office of the Treasurer, Congressman John Larson’s Office, the CT Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, and the CT 2Gen Anti-Poverty Program. She also served as the Legislative Advocacy Fellow for the YWCA Hartford Region and was a part of the 2019 Obama Foundation Hartford Community Leadership Corps.
Jessica currently works as a Corporate Governance Analyst for the Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office. She also represents Connecticut as an Ambassador for the United State of Women.
When she is not working she is dancing (ask her about her time on a Bollywood team) or watching her sister, Lindsay, swim at ECSU.