As a Learning Specialist for Teaching and Learning Services, Jessica has worked with the Office of Digital Learning and provided faculty support in the form of pedagogical resources and strategies to assist in the transition to remote teaching. She has also collaborated with Instructional Developmental Specialists to help faculty re-shape class content to address the evolving needs of their students and to prepare their summer courses. With degrees in Anthropology, Jessica’s research was centered on gender, identity, and performativity in Siena, Italy. Currently she is a doctoral student focusing on medical anthropology, analyzing practices of care and healing in physical rehabilitation hospitals and in the home.
Jessica has two years of teaching experience in higher education. Her experience includes multiple sections in Academic Inquiry courses; this includes courses in the Exploratory Pathway and in the Arts and Humanities Pathway. She has also worked with the LEAD Summer Academy to teach multiple sections of the course College Success Seminar. Additionally she has two years of experience working as a Teaching Assistant at UTSA where she began to develop an interest in pedagogical methods, outcomes, and the student experience.