Jessica recently completed her PhD at the University of Miami with a focus on Haitian non-profits. Her academic background focused on international politics and her professional experience is with small, growing organizations in need of operational support. She is working on the practical side of non-profit management through her work with Project Medishare and SOIL. In addition, she works directly with other non-profits as part of the larger academic community at the entrepreneurial center on the UM campus. She speaks Spanish and is in the process of learning Haitian Creole.