Jessica was raised in Skowhegan Maine and holds a violin performance degree from Boston University. Her teachers include Roman Totenberg, Dana Mazurkevich, Lucia Lin, Peter Zazofsky and Steven Kecskemethy.
She has taught and performed in the Boston area since 2001. Having previously taught beginning violin and viola at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, she has also taught at the Solomon Schecter Schools and in the Brookline Massachusetts Public Schools, as well as maintaining a private studio.
She is a freelancer in orchestras such as the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Lexington Symphony Orchestra, Cape Symphony, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Odyssey Opera, and Symphony New Hampshire. She has also toured with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and 2Cellos.