Jessica grew up in Chicago where she obtained an undergraduate degree in literature and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having endured one too many Chicago winters, Jessica decided to move to Merida in 2012 and has been a part of the Habla community ever since. As a teacher, Jessica believes in creating a joyful classroom environment in which all students are comfortable sharing their ideas and making sense of the world around them. As a lifelong student and lover of words, she is most content with a pen in one hand and a book in the other. Jessica is currently the English and Community Projects Coordinator at Habla.