Jessica A. Smith
As Place’s project manager, Jessica utilizes her generalist qualities to maximize productivity and develop opportunities. She assists with internal and external team management, business development, project reporting and oversees intern recruitment and management. Jessica has overall creative oversight for Marketing at Place, designing and monitoring the company website and organizing project marketing and branding. Additionally, she creates project memorandums and presentations through coordination with research analysts and analyzing demographic and market data.
Jessica knows that it takes both strategic thought of the big picture and mindful consideration of details in order to bring a project’s vision to life. She served as an undergraduate researcher for the Department of Biology at Texas A&M, with a concentration on ecological genomics and phylogeny. Jessica was responsible for implementing sensitive procedures, coordinating findings and presenting comprehensive data. She utilizes her hard science background to approach data from a scientific process, employing comparative and evaluative thinking to tackle project objectives and offers a unique perspective on market data and trends.
Jessica is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the College of Science at Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor’s in Biology. She has a passion for mission trips that are motivated towards civic engagement. In her off time, she can be found trekking through museums, exploring art from the ancient and modern world, and escaping to hole-in-the-wall coffee shops for a cappuccino and cookie with a book in hand.