Jessica joined the grants management team at PFS in 2014 and feels fortunate to be able to support nonprofits and family foundations in making the world a more equitable place. She strives to provide reliable and valuable support to grantmaking foundations and their grantees.
Prior to her work at PFS, Jessica worked at the Charles Schwab Foundation where she led the migration of their grants management database to an online platform. She previously worked at KIPP Bay Area Schools where she began as the Executive Assistant and later transitioned to leading their college savings account program. Jessica served one year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with HandsOn Bay Area connecting community members with volunteer opportunities at nonprofits throughout the Bay Area. She earned her B.A. in Sociology from Boston University and spent a summer bicycling across the country from Providence, Rhode Island to Seattle, Washington to raise funds and awareness for affordable housing. Jessica grew up in the Bay Area and lives in Oakland with her husband Nick. She loves baking, gardening, reading (fiction and cookbooks) and exploring near and faraway places.