As a Staff Attorney at Homebase, Jessica works primarily on supporting communities in their efforts to end homelessness. With a background in providing direct legal services to people experiencing homelessness in a variety of areas, Jessica helps local governments obtain and properly utilize federal and state funding for homeless services and assists with strategic planning. Jessica comes to Homebase from ChangeLab Solutions where she worked primarily on law and policy related to tobacco control and issues of public health. Jessica also previously worked at Bay Area Legal Aid, where she provided civil legal services coordination, advice, and direct representation at the Alameda County Collaborative Court and built a project that provides special education and SSI advocacy to disabled, delinquency-involved foster youths. Additionally, Jessica represented adults with significant mental health impairments on their release from jail in a variety of public benefits matters. Jessica earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her bachelor’s degree in social work and politics from New York University.