Jessica is interested in researching higher education student activism, with a focus on how abolitionist and decolonial theory is engaged with and enacted within it. 

Jessica's B.A. is from the University of California, San Diego where she double majored in Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies. Jessica's Ethnic Studies honors thesis "'Diversity': Student Demands and Institutional Co-Option" looked at the ways in which student activists, and particularly student activists of color have worked to change the institution and the ways in which institutions have co-opted their demands to better enable rather than change the institutional structures of white supremacy, colonialism, and neoliberalism.