Jessica recently completed her BA at the University of Alberta where she majored in psychology and minored in linguistics. She has previously worked with a psychology lab studying how gesturing in children improves reading comprehension, a linguistic lab studying how English speakers understand accented speech, and a psycho-linguistic lab where she did directed research dealing with how people use prosody to resolve ambiguous pronouns. During her undergraduate degree,  Jessica completed an internship with CapitalCare, one of Canada’s largest public continuing care settings, where she researched various gerontology topics with a focus on dementia and person-centred care in long-term care settings. At W21C, Jessica supports the home monitoring of vital signs and the digital health project. Her personal interests include various outdoor activities, petting dogs, and eating good food.