Jess earned a bachelor’s degree in Child Life Education from Edgewood College in Madison and was certified as a Child Life Specialist in 2014. Over the years, she has provided family-centered care, child-friendly medical education, therapeutic and play-based interventions, facilitated coping through procedural support, and bereavement services to pediatric patients. Her greatest reward in her career thus far has been seeing children move from a place of fear and doubt, to confidence and mastery of a skill. Her strengths stem from her foundation in child development and are further rooted by her experience working at the bedside in direct patient care. What Jess loves most about CI is being on a 100% pediatric-focused team, collaborating closely with such amazing professionals, and working in a play-based atmosphere! She has been adding more management-based content to her continued education, and is staying current in the field of Pediatrics through the maintenance of her CCLS credential. When Jess isn’t working, she loves spending time with her children, family, and friends, watching the Packers, and trying new foods & activities!