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A native of Detroit, Jessica was a performing arts student at the internationally acclaimed Cass Technical High School (alma mater of Diana Ross, Lily Tomlin, David Alan Grier, Kenya Moore, etc.) She began doing voice over work in high school for local radio stations and commercials for the IRS. She is a political scientist trained at the University of Michigan and Institut de Touraine in Tours, France. She is Managing Partner of Hazel & Associates, a public relations strategy firm providing corporations, nonprofits, federal and municipal agencies with technical assistance crafting media campaigns, public policy and regulatory initiatives. She has served as the Regional Field Director for Washington, DC for the Obama for America/President Obama re-election campaign 2012. Commencing her political career as an Intern for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) in 1982 serving in the office of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (NY), she has served as a Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D-MI retired) and Legislative Director for Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI).

Jessica has also served as a Lobbyist for Building Owners & Managers, Intl. representing the regulatory interests of 16,500 commercial building owners in the USA, Japan, and the United Kingdom. She has also served as a lobbyist for the Association of America's Public Television Stations representing the legislative and regulatory interests of the nation's 350 PBS/Public TV stations.

  • Female
  • African American
  • Height: 5 '10
  • Weight: 200 pounds
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Special Skills
  • Emcee experience
  • Voice Over commercials
  • Television production
  • Live concert production
  • Modeling
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Expected in 1985 Bachelor of Arts : Political Science - GPA :

Elected during Presidential General Election November 2012 to serve as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC 7D05) representing 14,000 residents as first level of government in the District of Columbia.


Association of Public Television Stations (APTS): writer for guidebook/manual outlining the 'How To" of Capitol Hill issue advocacy for lay organizations, PBS Television Stations and their Boards of Directors. (1995)

Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Broadband and Social Justice Blog - contributing writer

Who's Who in Black Detroit: Author tribute "Cass Technical High School: A Century of Academic Excellence” (2010) published by Who's Who Publishing, Columbus, OH

Who's Who in Black Detroit: Author tribute article titled "Motown at 50 - Yesterday, Today, Forever" (2009) published by Who's Who Publishing, Columbus, OH

Who's Who in Black Washington, DC”: Author Dr. Dorothy Height tribute article (2009) published by Who's Who Publishing, Columbus, OH

State Of Indiana - Background/Extra
Medaryville, IN, 05/2014 - 07/2014

Netflix House of Cards TV Series - Season 3, Episodes: 3

Episode 1 - June 2014

Role: Background Extra/Upscale Restaurant Patron

Episode - July 2014

Role: Background Extra/Upscale Restaurant Patron

Episode - August 2014

Role: Background Extra/Supreme Court Press Conference

East River Family Strengthening Collaborative - Commissioner
City, STATE, 06/2014 - 06/2014

Promotional "Happy" Video

Scene 5

Role: Lead Commissioner Dancing

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 7D - Commissioner Single Member District 7D05
City, STATE, 2013 - Current

Representing 2,000 residents/voters in Single Member District 7D05 and Commission Area (14,000 residents)

Howard University TV (WHUT) - Director of Development and Communications
City, STATE, 06/2002 - 09/2004
  • Voice Over Talent - On-Air Live Fundraisers
Artisan Entertainment - Background Extra/Concert Scenes
City, STATE, 01/2002 - 02/2002

Background Extra/Walk-on: Standing in the Shadows of Motown: 2002 documentary recounting the story of Motown's Funk Brothers, Detroit, MI

Rhythm & Blues Foundation - Executive Director/Executive Director
City, STATE, 11/1997 - 04/1999

Produced live concerts and recording industry events during Grammy Week featuring iconic artists (i.e. Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, The O'Jays, Issac Hays, Ruth Brown, Lauren Hill, Maxwell, Gerald Levert) to raise funds for services and resources covering a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for indigent recording artists of the 1940s - 1960s. Managed archiving of recordings for BMI & the Smithsonian Institution.

Association Of Public TV Stations - Lobbyist
City, STATE, 1991 - 11/1997
Office Of Congressman John Conyers, Jr. - Legislative Director
City, STATE, 09/1989 - 1991
Building Owners & Managers, Intl. - Lobbyist
City, STATE, 08/1987 - 08/1989
Office Of U.S. Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr. - Legislative Correspondent
City, STATE, 11/1985 - 08/1987
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Voice Over Talent
City, STATE, 09/1978 - 05/1981

Voice Over Talent

  • Radio Ads
  • Instructional Videos

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School Attended

  • University of Michigan

Job Titles Held:

  • Background/Extra
  • Commissioner
  • Commissioner Single Member District 7D05
  • Director of Development and Communications
  • Background Extra/Concert Scenes
  • Executive Director/Executive Director
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative Director
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Voice Over Talent


  • Bachelor of Arts

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