Jessica is a playwright, arts administrator and sometimes waitress who originally hails from Oakville, Ontario. She is a graduate of Queen's University and Algonquin College. Her one-act play The Gods and Calvin Brewer came in third in Pat the Dog’s 24-hour playwriting contest and was 1st-runner up in the Hamilton Fringe New Play contest. The Gods and Calvin Brewer was part of Pat the Dog's piece/meal reading series in November 2011 where it was developed into a full-length play. The full-length version of The Gods and Calvin Brewer won the 2012 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights Award. Her short plays have been produced at the Extremely Short Play festival in Ottawa, the InspiraTO festival in Toronto and the Short and Sweet Festival in Sydney, Australia.