Jessica is a writer, producer and editor creating short docs for the Los Angeles Times.
She entered the world of filmmaking by purchasing a camera and traveling to the Middle East to produce stories on Arab youth, women artists and entrepreneurs. Her work has appeared in the the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, Entrepreneur magazine and the U.N. Refugee Agency. Her work and travels have taken her to Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
She was an associate producer on National Geographic's Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, a feature-length documentary directed and produced with Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017.
Jessica graduated with a biology degree from UC Irvine and she has a M.S. Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.