Jessica graduated from a joint Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and Diploma in Sports Injury management from both the University of Guelph and Sheridan College in 2002. Upon graduation and successful completion of her professional certification exams in June of that year, she began working as a Certified Athletic Therapist at The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic (formerly Levy Elliott).
Jessica has continued her education since becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist. In addition to continuing education classes such as muscle energy, she began a Master's in Kinesiology in 2003 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She received a graduate assistant position at BGSU and had the opportunity to be an Athletic Trainer with the NCAA Division I football team, including their invitation to the Motor City Bowl.
Jessica has also worked with numerous local teams, including the Burlington Cougars, Burlington Chiefs, Milton Merchants, as well as professional teams such as an internship with the Buffalo Bandits and the Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League. She has worked with the Junior National Field Lacrosse team at the World Championships in 2003, 2008 and will be working with the team in 2012 as it travels for the tournament to Finland.
In 2009, Jessica graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and becam a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In 2010, she completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University.