Jessica received a Bachelor's of Science Degree (B.S.) in International Business and Finance Cum Laude with a German minor in 2003, and a Master's Degree in Business (MBA) with a Finance focus in 2006. She completed all the required accounting classes online at Santa Monica College to sit for the CPA exams. She has now passed all 4 CPA exams plus the required ethics exam and needs only about 4 more months of work experience under a CPA to obtain the CPA license. She is also currently studying for the 3 EA (Enrolled Agent license for tax before the IRS) exams and renewing her CTEC tax preparer license. She has worked 8 different tax seasons at various offices and has worked in accounting for over 12 years including the property management and real estate industries. Before that she worked in the banking industry as a Licensed Personal Banker (Series 7 for mutual fund investments, Series 66 for annuities, Life and Disability for insurance policies, also held a Real Estate Agent license) for Wells Fargo Bank and U.S. Bank processing new checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, home equity loans, auto loans, mutual funds, annuities, and life insurance policies. She has been a Certified Notary Loan Signing Agent since 2005 (12 years) and she also speaks German, Italian and Spanish.
In her spare time, she likes to hike, draw, vintage shop, go to the beach, and travel to new towns and events. She dances numerous styles of dance including: swing, salsa, tango, waltz, ballroom, hip hop, tap, jazz, and ballet. She learned how to snowboard and ski this year, and used to compete in iceskating. She has also done part-time gigs as a photographer, model, actress, tutor, teacher, Uber and Lyft driver, and Grub Hub delivery driver.