Awards, Honors, Credentials

Jessica is a proud alumna of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Hanover College (Bachelors in Sociology), and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Masters in Public Affairs).

  • Achievement Award at Happy Black Woman Location Independent Business Academy in Washington DC in October 2016.
  • Achievement Award at Happy Black Woman Launch Your Business Bootcamp in Atlanta, GA in May 2016.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive: International Industry Credential in June 2015
  • President’s Award for Excellence:  Pre-Templeton Scholar in Advocating for Cultural Sensitivity at Hanover College in May 2015
  • Featured Nonprofit Rockstar Blogger:  How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar Published Book by Rosetta Thurman and Trista Harris in July 2011
  • Top 10 New Nonprofit Voices:  Listing in the Chronicle of Philanthropy by Derek Lieu in January 24, 2011
  • Five New Nonprofit Voices to Follow:  Listing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review by Rosetta Thurman in January 25, 2010
  • University Fellowship:  Campus-Wide Assistantship with Enhanced Full-Ride Benefits at Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis in May 2008
  • The Robert R. and Clara J. Beach Award in Sociology at Hanover College in April 2008
  • The Independent Woman of the Year in the Senior Class at Hanover College in April 2008
  • Student Representative on the Board of Trustees at Hanover College in July 2007
  • Research Award:  Undergraduate Paper for the North Central Sociological Association in April 2007
  • Lilly Trustee Scholarship:  Full-Ride Benefits at Hanover College in May 2004
  • Jesuit Secondary Education Award at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in May 2004
  • Rector:  Primary Student Leader on Kairos #48 at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in April 2004
  • National Merit Finalist at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in April 2004
  • Wellesley College Book Award at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in September 2003

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