Assistant Director for Programs
Managing Director - OwlSpark
Jessica manages programs that support entrepreneurship training and startup acceleration, including OwlSpark, Rice University’s startup accelerator, and Southwest I-Corps, an NSF-funded grant program that enables academic researchers explore the commercial viability of their research. She is also the co-founder of Startup Career Fair. With a background in nonprofit management and entrepreneurship, Jessica brings a decade of experience in communications, design and program management. She holds a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.