Journalist by Day, Social Entrepreneur by Choice
Travels from New York, NY
Jessica spent 2014 traveling the country speaking to teenagers as United Synagogue Youth’s first-ever Danny Siegel Changemaker in Residence. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of causes by running marathons and organizing her own charity events. Jessica has won several awards for her journalism and philanthropy work, including being named to The Jewish Week’s 2014 “36 Under 36” list. The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jessica produced and hosted a documentary on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Jessica received her bachelor and master degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. After spending years volunteering for non-profits, coaching executives looking for a career change and helping singles find their soul mate, Jessica founded Match4Good, Inc. – a boutique consulting firm with a social and philanthropic twist.
In her free time, Jessica loves being around family and friends, going to SoulCycle classes, working on her first book, speaking to JNF groups and participating in JNFuture events.
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