Jessica pursued both her undergraduate and graduate studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. Jessica’s MA research centered on her lived experiences of ethnographic fieldwork at Safeworks Supervised Consumption Services; exploring the difficulties and complexities of supervised substance use through story. Her research interests include existential and embodied experiences of health and illness, care work, affect and emotion, and the delivery of harm reduction programs and services. She is passionate about presenting research data in ways that are equally accessible, enjoyable, and evocative to audiences within and outside of academia. Jessica has worked in various facets of health care: as a former summer student at W21C, as a research assistant with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, and directly with patients at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in a volunteer role. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys any athletic challenge, including running, spinning, yoga and hiking. She is also an avid reader, would-be writer, and frequent traveler.