Jessie is a multimedia science writer and actor, currently pursuing a Masters of Science from the Graduate Program in Science Writing at MIT. She started the SoCal Science Writer's podcast & previously produced multiple video series plus an eBook for NOAA. Jessie also created the YouTube channel Everyday Science, amassing over 5K subscribers and almost half a million views over playlists on the periodic table, parody science songs and more. She has written for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT, the Science and Entertainment Exchange and Skybound Entertainment. Jessie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Natural Sciences department at Hampshire College after completing a thesis project on harmful algal blooms. Originally from Philadelphia, Jessie spent several years in Seattle as a laboratory manager in a biotech company before moving to Los Angeles to work as a creative producer and actor. Jessie recently interned at the Sundance Institute and just completed a research assistantship at Undark Magazine as a fact checker. She is currently with MIT's Environmental Solutions Initiative helping to script and produce for their podcast TILClimate.