Jessi graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Wyoming in December of 2013, and after that worked in many different fields (people with developmental/intellectual disabilities, in a shelter with families and individuals experiencing homelessness). In 2016, she started to pursue her Master’s degree in Social Work through Colorado State University, and while completing her internship, started a non-profit operating two housing programs for families, individuals, and youth experiencing homelessness. After graduating in August of 2018, she stayed employed with One Community One Family until a larger, more established agency took that on and the agency has since dissolved.
After this, Jessi was recruited to work at Alternatives to Violence supervising three nonresidential programs and then managing the housing program. This agency specialized in working with survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. She was there for approximately a year and a half when she decided to move back to her home state and is now pursuing her PCSW with this amazing agency!
In her off time, Jessi loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, attending musical events, and drives with great weather and the music up loud. She has been getting into rowing, but there’s certainly room for growth in this area. She identifies as a jester by trade, and is looking forward to owning a home someday with her partner, Melanie.