Jessica Nelson joined the Center in September 2014 and is a Project Manager with the Frontiers of Innovation initiative. At the Center, she works closely with the IDEAS Impact Framework development team, provides technical assistance to project teams, and manages the Science-Based Innovation Trainings and Innovation in Action workshops. Previously, Jessica worked as an early childhood teacher for 10 years in Boston, Seattle, and Paraguay. At Multifaith Works in Washington state, she coordinated a volunteer program that provided emotional support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Jessica received her B.A. in Spanish from College of the Holy Cross and her M.A. in Child Development from Tufts University.