Jessica coordinates PENCIL’s partnerships in Manhattan in order to develop and sustain long-term, productive partnerships between schools and businesses that improve student achievement. She also helps organize PENCIL’s partnership workshops and trainings to support PENCIL’s programmatic activities.
Jessica brings to PENCIL experience in fostering and evaluating partnerships in NYC public schools as well as developing capacity building strategies for nonprofits. Prior to joining the PENCIL team, Jessica was the Director of School Programs at the Center for Architecture Foundation. She oversaw the CFAF’s school-based architecture education programs and managed partnerships with cultural organizations, the NYC Department of Education, public and private schools and the New York City design community. She was also responsible for developing professional development courses and volunteer training, and for curating the CFAF’s annual student exhibition.
Jessica holds an MPA from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and a BA in Art History from Haverford College.