Jessica A. Smith
As Place’s project manager, Jessica does more than juggle consultants. She uses her generalist qualities to maximize productivity, assisting with internal and external team management and project reporting with an emphasis on task completion. Jessica has overall creative oversight for digital marketing at Place, designing and monitoring the company website, analytics and social platforms. Additionally, she creates project memorandums and presentations, along with analyzing demographic and market data. In her free time, Jessica also oversees intern recruitment and management.
Jessica knows that it takes both strategic thought of the big picture as well as 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. 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. Jessica has a passion for mission trips that are motivated towards civic engagement. She loves escaping to hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, grabbing a cappuccino, a cookie and diving into books of all genres.