Jessica Mathias is excited to be a member of the Young Leadership Board. Jessica works as an attorney and guardian ad litem for the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian providing legal representation to abused and neglected children around Cook County. She has specific interests on how childhood trauma and stress impact brain development and mental illness in children. From her work in foster care and within the Cook County community, Jessica understands the importance and need for more brain research regarding both children and adults.
Jessica graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies. She received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2014. She currently lives in Wicker Park with her husband and new baby.