Jess is the CEO & Founder of Allovue, an education resource planning platform for K-12 schools and districts, which helps education administrators connect spending to student outcomes. She was recognized as on of the 2015 Forbes’ 30 Under 30.
Previously, Jess has taught in schools around the world, including Thailand, South Africa, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. As a Teach for America corps member, she taught middle school humanities in Baltimore City, where she led her students to achieve the highest reading scores in the school and received her M.A. in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.
After working with ABS Capital Partners, Jess recognized a market opportunity to improve resource allocation in education and launched Allovue, which was accepted into the Accelerate Baltimore 2013 cohort at concept stage. During the past year, Jess has driven the growth of the company by developing the prototype, attracting a talented team, securing pilot contracts, aligning with national strategic partners, drawing the interest of venerated edtech venture firms, and raising seed capital.
She was featured as one of The Baltimore Sun’s 2013 “Women to Watch” as a leader in education and Baltimore Magazine’s 40 Under 40. Last July, she was a featured panelist alongside prominent education leaders at the Education Technology Innovation Summit in New York City. Her writing and/or photography has been published in What Weekly,Changing Media, Skillcrush, and Women 2.0.