Jessica Jones holds a Masters in English from the University of Montana, with licensure to teach grades 5-12 English and K-12 Art, as well as training in Indian Education for All (IEFA). She has taught middle school on the Flathead Reservation worked with students from the Blackfeet Reservation via University of Montana’s Upward Bound. In 2015, she was selected by her district to serve as building representative with the Native Education Title VII Committee, traveling to Billings for the Montana Indian Education Association Conference.
Her poetry and essays have appeared in Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (2014), the Ohio Journal of Language Arts (2014), and Poems Across the Big Sky II: An Anthology of Montana Poets (Many Voices Press, 2016). In 2009, She served as Writer in Residence for Calcutta Mercy Hospital (2009), and from 2007-2008 was Writer in Residence with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. She is currently full-time faculty at Kent State University (Stark Campus), in Ohio, where she teaches poetry, creative writing, and composition courses that focus on diversity, social justice, and Native issues.