Media and Speaking


Jessica's work has been featured mainstream media outlets both domestically and internationally from the Washington Post to Al Jazeera. She has also as spoken as a guest lecturer and panelist on television, radio, in schools and high level conferences. Below is a sampling of her work as a public speaker and writer. Contact her below for media requests. 


Radio and Television

Mainstream articles

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Migrations: Movement of People, Ideas and Goods” Waseda University, October 2019

  • Featured lecturer at Ritsumeikan University’s Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) and Institute of International Relations and Area Studies (IIRAS), June 2019

  • Panelist, Sophia University’s UN Week, June 2019

  • Invited speaker, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) and Tohoku University, April 2019

  • Keynote speaker to all incoming Freshman Class at American University, American University’s Writer as Witness program, September 2015

  • Guest lecturer at Smith College’s International Studies Program in Geneva, May 2015

  • Moderator, UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment: Event “Interoperability in Humanitarian Action” June 2014

  • Presenter, 29th Annual ALNAP Meeting, Addis - Engagement of Communities: Historical Perspective and Remaining Questions, March 2014

  • Guest Speaker, World Affairs Council of San Francisco, January 2014

  • Guest Lecturer, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of Berkley, January 2014

  • Guest Lecturer, Global Health Department, Western Connecticut Health Network, January 2014

  • Guest Lecturer, Grand Rounds, UC Davis School of Medicine, January 2014

  • Guest Speaker, Sixth and I, Washington DC, December 2013

  • Lead Speaker for Humanitarian Effectiveness Panel — Global Policy Forum OCHA, December 2013

  • Invited Speaker – Interaction Forum - Panel on Humanitarian Standards and Accountability, April 2013

  • Faculty speaker at Ninth Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference, "Child Abuse and Exploitation: A Global Perspective," American Academy of Pediatrics, May 2007

  • Presenter — Mozambique Former Child Soldier Life Outcome Study at the American Public Health Association Conference in Washington, DC, 2005