Originally from Westchester, NY, Jessica currently attends school at Emerson College in Boston for her film degree. With a strong concentration on cinematography and a double minor in photography and philosophy, she hopes to continue to pursue her passions after graduating next year. This past fall, Jessica spent a majority of her time preparing and filming, "Daranjaya": a short coming-of-age drama shot on Super 16mm in Kingston, NH.
In the past, Jessica has won an award for Best Music Video at the Hendrick Hudson Film Festival, and has worked with the 501 c3 Non-Profit Film Organization, Peers Influence Peers Partnership, whose mission is to spread awareness about drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, cyber bullying, and Autism. Throughout that time, Jessica has assistant directed, executive produced and camera operated for feature length documentaries and drama’s that aired on local cable access channels across the country. In the summer of 2014, Jessica had the pleasure of interning for the award-winning film, No Letting Go, which has screened at festivals across the globe and is now available on Video-on-Demand.
Throughout her college career, Jessica has maintained her place on the Dean’s List while also securing a job at the Paramount Soundstage in Boston as Technical Support Specialist, interning for film rental supply stores like Rule Boston Camera, and working as a cinematographer and assistant camera for short films in and outside of the classroom. This past January, she began working for the Boston based company, BKB&CO., as a wedding cinematographer and photographer. Jessica especially enjoys spending her time photographing with 35mm and medium-format film, shooting on the Arri SR, and editing in the darkroom whenever possible. When she's not filming, Jessica can be found teaching over at Hill House Boston as a soccer and run coach for children three through ten years old. This fall, she returns to Emerson to complete her last semester in Boston before traveling to their new film center in Los Angeles, CA.