Jessica has taught courses in the First-Year Writing Program and Film Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 2013. Previously she taught writing and film production courses at New Mexico State University Carlsbad. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in English (Creative Writing and Film Studies) at University of Montana in Missoula, she came to UWM to pursue her Master of Arts in English. Currently, she is a doctoral student in the Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies track in the UWM English Department. In her teaching and research, she combines her passion for popular culture and critical inquiry to help her students engage and interrogate the media around them. Her published works include a one-act play (“Shakespeare’s Inferno”) and scholarly articles on YouTube and the sci-fi TV show Doctor Who.