Undergraduate Student Forensic Science New Interdis Arts & Sciences
Hi, my name is Jessica. I'm born and raised in Baltimore, MD and can't wait to eventually make our big move to the PNW in the next few years. I love hiking and am currently researching and preparing for my eventual trek of the PCT. I have a 4lb Yorkie, named Yuca (yoo-kuh) who is my bestie :). We also have to rescue kittens named Opal and Jasper (and yes, they ALL have IG accounts [linked for the curious] hahaha - I am that Mom). I have two adult-ish children, one 16 and one soon to be 18. Both are in college - one studying Computer Science and the other Psychology. My husband is an LCPC and runs his own practice and teaches at Towson University as well. I am a full time Designer and Creative Director (currently working in non-profit / humanitarian) and have worked for a variety of companies and industries over the past 15 years - from start-ups to Disney and Google and everything in between. I have also been a professional photographer for 20.
I am starting my BA journey with the milestone of turning 40 and have decided that I am giving myself the next ten years (I'm taking my time) to transition into a new career. I love what I do, but I'm getting burnt out and want my second act to be different. I am attending ASU online with a Forensic Science program track. I intend to then move onto University of New Haven after my degree. My goal is to become a Forensic Genetic Genealogist. As I neared 40, I knew I wanted to do something meaningful with my life. I want to work in Doe Identification, Cold Cases, Exonerations (The Innocence Project), as well as Convictions using Science and good ole fashioned research. I want to make a difference for others, not just make pretty things. I want to, one day, leave the world better than I found it - if at all possible.