Jessica (Jess) was born in New York City and raised in Greenwich, Conn. She moved to New Orleans in 2010 to attend Loyola University where she received her B.A. in Philosophy Pre-Law and Journalism. Discovering her passion for journalism and print publishing while working as an editor at Loyola’s student newspaper, The Maroon, Jess found her dream job with Renaissance Publishing. Starting at the company in Production and working her way into Editorial. As Custom Publishing Editor Jess works with clients, freelancers and art directors to produce well-known titles such as the New Orleans Saints’ Gameday, Port of South Louisiana’s Port Log, Port of New Orleans’ Port Record, the official Jazz Fest program, Junior League of New Orleans’ Lagniappe among many others. As a staff writer for New Orleans Magazine, Jess writes the column in Local Color called Read and Spin. Jess is also a fourth-degree black belt, a belly dancer and cellist. She has traveled to several foreign countries, including Egypt in 2013, where she witnessed a revolution while working with UN Women to report on Gender inequality. Much to her Yankee family’s dismay, Jess has made a home for herself in New Orleans and won’t be leaving anytime soon. You can reach Jess at 504- 830-7241 or Jessica@MyNewOrleans.com.