In her spare time she enjoys reading books, including those by Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Tamora Pierce; writing fiction; drawing; and traveling, either with her family or community service groups. She also likes watching a wide variety of television shows, everything from Korean dramas to British sit-coms.
She has done community service in Costa Rica, which consisted mainly of cleaning up a nature preserve. On the island of St. Croix she worked with children and helped out on a sustainable farm. Both were enriching experiences that allowed her to meet many wonderful people and learn about new places.
Jessica plays a variety of musical instruments, including guitar, piano, and ukulele. She also likes to sing and record songs.
She looks forward to bringing Tech all its features needs! She first joined The Survey as an outlet for writing and out of a desire to bring information to other students at Tech. She has continued writing for the features section for those very same reasons.