B.A., Flagler College, History (2020)
Jessie is currently completing her final year of the Masters of International Policy program at the University of Georgia, with a concentration in human security. During her time at the University of Georgia, Jessie has been able to further cultivate her ability to collect and analyze data, independently manage deadline-driven projects, and work independently and in collaboration with others. These combined skills and her academic specialization have led to Jessie accepting a position working for Pacific Architects and Engineers, an American defense and services contractor, as a government contract analyst. Jessie has also had the privilege of being a part of the inaugural class to the Carter’s Vicker’s Research Society, in which she worked closely with the head of the CITS department, Dr. Justin Conrad.
Prior to attending the University of Georgia, Jessie had the pleasure of attending Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science. As an undergrad, she specialized in human and civil rights. Through the advice of faculty members in an effort to build upon her training, Jessie took a four-month internship working with refugees in Cape Town, South Africa. During her time in Cape Town, she worked to collect various forms of economic and social data, in an effort to help those fleeing to the country achieve complete integration into South African society. Through this internship she honed her skills in synthesizing complex data and time management to provide effective weekly reports that advised the legal advocacy and welfare programs within the refugee center, thus further preparing her for a future career as a policy and intelligence analyst. During her time at Flagler College and the University of Georgia, Jessie has also had the esteem pleasure of working closely with special forces at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia through intelligence briefings regarding the operational environment of the mission.