I’m Jessica. I write about parenthood, education, and child development. 

I was a teacher — mostly middle school, mostly English and history — for more than 12 years. I was also a curriculum writer and coordinator. I’ve taught in both public and independent schools.




I’m now a freelance writer and journalist, editor, and mom to a toddler daughter and kindergarten son. 

I have a doctorate in educational policy and development from Boston University, a master’s in history, and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in sociology.


I’m the co-founder and co-editor of The HerStories Project, a writing and publishing community for women. We teach online writing and blogging classes, feature a monthly advice column, and publish themed personal essays. Click here to learn more about the four essay collections we have published since 2013.

I have written for and been featured numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Brain Child Magazine, the Buffalo News, Scary Mommy, the Science of Mom, Role Reboot, BlogHer, the Chicago Tribune, and Getting Smart

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