HI, I’M JESSICA!
Or just Jess, for short. I’m a 24 year-old from the dairy land just making my way
downtown, walking fast through adulthood. I’m a public relations professional by trade and kindergartener meets suburban soccer mom meets cat lady by heart. You get the gist?
I grew up in central Wisconsin and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I meannnn… Culver’s frozen custard, Kwik Trip, Summerfest, deep fried cheese curds, and da Packers…MIDWEST IS BEST. Don’t fight me on it.
Aside from growing up in the best state in the nation, I’m lucky to have also attended college in the same beautiful place. Through my four years, I struggled with anxiety and began taking antidepressants regularly. While my mental health has never been easy to manage, it has allowed me to connect with so many people and open up about my experiences. You can read more by checking out the “Mental Health” tab.
In 2016, I graduated with my associate’s degree in Applied Arts and Science before shipping myself off to central Wisconsin to complete my bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, and Business Administration.
Speaking of college, those student loans won’t be disappearing anytime soon, so I’m currently living the dream working in our state’s capital city. Every day is different and exciting, I thrive off being a busy bee.
Apart from the werk life, I committed 5 years of my free time to the Miss America Organization, which has easily been one of the greatest growing experiences of my life thus far.
Over that period of time, I learned to market myself personally and professionally, polished up my interview skills, met some of the best friends and mentors, and ended up walking away as 1st Runner-Up to Miss Wisconsin in 2018. I even started a small community program to help young girls learn self worth and goal-setting techniques. Girl power is a big part of who I am, and you could definitely call me a proud feminist.
Check out the “Pageant” tab to read more about my involvement, because I can guarantee that there’s SO MUCH more to it than smiling and waving.
If I have an ounce of free time left in my days, I spend it reading, painting, binge-watching all the corners of Netflix, hanging out with my kitty named Rosie, surfing for inspiration, sharing time with my family and friends, and scrolling through social media (it’s not an addiction, it’s my job, I promise).
P.S. If you or your brand need to get your $h!t together, I can help make that happen, too. Think logo design, resume design, digital marketing materials, social media templates, etc. Shoot me a message below.
In a nutshell, if you’re looking for experiences, tips and tricks on young adulthood, mental health advocacy, pageant life and beyond, you came to the right place. We clearly don’t discriminate on having a specific niche here…this blog is a catch-all for my brain babies, if you will. I genuinely appreciate your curiosity. Thanks for joining my life, friend. LET’S PARTAAAY!