Jessica (she/her) is a history-making member of Scranton City Council, elected in 2019 as the first out LGBTQ councilmember. During her time on the council, she has achieved several notable accomplishments, including banning conversion therapy and helping the city exit financial distressed status after three decades under PA Act 47. Jessica has also fought for improved quality of life and rental registration ordinances to reduce blight in the city. As the only woman currently serving on City Council, she has been a strong advocate for marginalized communities and plans to continue her efforts towards progress in the city if re-elected. As a parent, she is particularly invested in securing a bright future for her child.
Jessica's passion for advocacy began in college when she founded her school's first LGBTQ student organization. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Scranton, where she currently works full-time as a physical therapist in an outpatient facility. Jessica has served on multiple non-profit boards and finds fulfillment in helping others as a public servant.