Jessica Dawson graduated from Fort Valley State University with a B.S. in Mathematics. After college, she completed the Georgia Teaching Fellows program and taught middle/high school mathematics for 4 years in Atlanta. In the last two years Jessica has been working as a site director for a non-profit tutoring program while earning an M.A. in Education and Social Policy from New York University. Jessica has a passion for serving underprivileged students and through her role at PENCIL she hopes to make an impact in the fight for educational equity. While not at work, Jessica likes to take long walks with her puppy Luna, watch movies, and spend time with friends and family.