Jessica is a senior writer and editor at Newsweek & The Daily Beast, covering social trends, culture, lifestyle and women's issues. She's written on the perils of online bullying
, the American obsession with beauty
, avatar love
, and took classes at a pot school called Oaksterdam
for a series about the California marijuana debate. She's written cover stories on virtual worlds, gay bullying and sexism in media--marking the 40th anniversary of a landmark gender discrimination suit against Newsweek. She also produces video and multimedia, oversees the popular Newsweek Tumblr
, and recently helped produce The Daily Beast's Women in the World
summit, a three-day gathering of female leaders.
A native of Seattle, Jessica has won three Front Page Awards, and been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists, GLAAD, and the New York Press Club, which named her the city's best young reporter. For a less formal version of these events, find Jessica on Tumblr