Jessica is the Associate Director of Research Development in the central VPR office at Michigan Technological University. She assists faculty across career stages on proposals ranging from seed research to team proposals. Jess has a background in fine art, design, and marketing. The transition to research development has been a welcome change to offer support that makes a real impact. She’s always on the lookout for opportunities to use her visual design skills to amplify research ideas. Jess works with research faculty on figures, illustrations, and other visualizations. She has employed Strategic Doing rules to help institutes on her university campus identify opportunities for impact and funding.