You’ll never be more prepared than Jessica Dashner. You can add bullet points to your notes and columns to your spreadsheets all day long; if you go the extra mile, Jess will go two.
As the leader of our biggest and fastest-growing media team, she was given the nickname “Mama Bird,” but she really is the matriarch of the entire department. Most of our Coordinators have worked on Jess’s team at one time or another. She helps our London Analysts get settled in, and makes sure they have all the help that they need. Jess has managed more campaigns and media dollars than anyone here, and she’s shown no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Jess is equal parts confident and humble, competitive and compassionate, easygoing but always focused. She’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, and I find her to be most hilarious at times when she’s not even trying to get a laugh. In her time here she’s introduced me to obscure metal bands, USB-powered hand warmers, and the bizarre combination of raw carrots and salsa (“carrot ‘chos”). Our friendly rivalry between Syracuse and BU alumni all began when a Terrier named Jess joined the team.