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Jessica is a civic technologist. She is currently the cofounder and Chief Operating Officer at U.S. Digital Response, a nonprofit founded in the wake of COVID-19 that places experienced, pro-bono technologists to work with government and organizations responding to moments of crisis in order to quickly deliver critical services and infrastructure that support the needs of the public. She was formerly the Head of Innovation and Economic Development for the City of Walnut Creek, CA. Jessica builds civic infrastructure across sectors: as a Fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub and Code for America, as a startup founder, and as a writer and poet.