Jessica Nelson earned a B.A. from Smith College in 2019, majoring in Psychology and concentrating on Africana Studies and Community Engagement and Social Change. Upon graduation from Smith College, she served as a Lead for America fellow working for the City of Jackson, Miss., and is currently attending the University of Michigan pursuing a J.D./MSW.
Jessica served as an enlisted member in the Marine Corps from 2012-2018 as a Geospatial Analyst and Reserve Intelligence Chief in South Korea, Okinawa, and Kuwait. Jessica attended the Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp in 2017 at Princeton University. Jessica continued on to serve as a humanities fellow for three summers with Warrior-Scholar Project and currently sits on WSP’s Board of Directors.