ORISE Policy Fellow
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Jess joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease in January of 2014, after completing a summer internship with the center the previous summer. Currently, she works in the Office of the Director, Dr. Beth Bell, managing performance indicators for all 7 of the Center’s divisions. In addition to maintaining and reporting national performance indicators on a variety of public health areas, Jess also supports the drafting and revision of the annual congressional justification, and thus has become familiar with all federal budget requirements and stages. Finally, Jess conducts regular environmental scanning and research, supporting division leadership in the monitoring and implementation of best practice for strategic planning and performance management.