Jessica-HeardJessica Heard began working at the Gates Center as administrative assistant in August 2018. An Alabama native, she moved to Colorado in the spring with her husband, who serves in the U.S. Air Force.

Jessica graduated from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in communication studies. With experience as a camp counselor, community director of student housing, Alabama National Guard family readiness support assistant and office manager and event coordinator for Spring Hill College, Jessica brings a gracious, capable and unflappable spirit to the Gates Center, which is welcome, indeed.

Jessica loves to travel and enjoys the outdoors, so she and her husband are particularly happy to have relocated to Colorado and are looking forward to exploring the state. Happily, she also likes to decorate, which will come in very handy when the Gates Center moves into a new office in late 2019! Overall, we are delighted to have Jessica in our midst to coordinate the Gates Summer Internship Program and to help support the Gates Center’s smooth operation and team.