While in law school, Jessica was a member of Cumberland’s National Trial Team and was recognized as the Best 2L Advocate her first year on the team. Jessica was also a member of the Cumberland Law Review where she served as Symposium Editor during her third year. Prior to attending law school, Jessica graduated from Auburn University in 2009 with a Bachelor Degree in International Trade and Spanish. At Auburn, Jessica was active in a number of organizations, and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi. Jessica is fluent in Spanish and in 2011, she completed her Masters of Hispanic Studies with concentrations in Women’s Studies and Latin American Social Revolutions. Jessica presently serves on the Advisory Board for Auburn’s Women’s Leadership Institute.
After graduation, Jessica worked as a public speaker and activist with K.A.R.M.A. (Kids Against Ridicule, Meanness, and Aggression). During her time with K.A.R.M.A., Jessica traveled across the nation speaking to students, parents, educators, legislators, and community leaders about the importance of eradicating bullying in schools. She also currently serves as a guest panelist on CNN’s Headline News for her work with bullying. Jessica continues her work advocating against bullying through her organization, K.A.R.M.A.
Jessica and her husband, John, are avid SEC football fans, and they love spending time tailgating in Auburn. In her free time, Jessica likes to try new recipes, travel when she can, and play with her two dogs – Bella and Sadie.
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Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Juris Doctor, cum laude 2015
Cumberland Law Review, Symposium Editor
Cumberland National Trial Team Advocate
Scholar of Merit – Torts, Criminal Law, Professional Responsibilities, Scientific Evidence
American Board of Trial Advocates Scholarship Award Recipient
Auburn University, Masters of Hispanic Studies, 2011
Women’s Leadership Institute Advisory Board Member
Auburn University. Bachelors of Arts, International Trade/Spanish, cum laude 2009
Civil Liability for Bullying: How Federal Statutes and State Tort Law Can Protect Our Children, 45 Cumb. L. Rev. 351 (2015).