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All About Jessica

Jessica is a vegan recipe developer and wellness educator on a mission to make plant-based eating more accessible for everyone. Her love of food and cooking began at a young age, watching cooking shows for hours each weekend on her local public television station. During her childhood, experiencing the food, music, and celebrations of diverse cultures inspired her to seek new experiences beyond the Midwestern city she grew up in. Jessica began experimenting with plant-based food and cooking in 2010, and went vegan in February 2016. She created her plant-powered brand, Love Vegan Soul, a few years later to explore global flavors, ingredients, and plant-based traditions.


Jessica creates simple and delicious vegan dishes, recipe videos, and conducts cooking demos and wellness workshops across the country to help people make more sustainable and nourishing food and lifestyle choices. Her recipes have been featured on FOX45 Baltimore, Let’s Talk Live, and Good Morning Washington. 

She received her Bachelor's Degree in African American Studies from Ohio University in 2009 and her certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition in March 2019 through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.


Media Appearances

January 2020: Plant-Based Swaps to Start Your Meatless Monday Journey, Good Morning Washington

July 2019: How to Make Vegan Crab Cakes, Let's Talk Live

April 2019: Cherry Blossom Inspired Recipes, Good Morning Washington

September 2018: Chef Jess Makes Spiralized Umami Salad, Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano

July 2018: Caribbean Inspired Vegan Dishes, Good Morning Washington

June 2018: Fayetteville's first Vegan Festival, Up and Coming Weekly

February 2018: Soul Food, Black History Month, Good Morning Washington

November 2017: FOX45 Baltimore Veganize Your Thanksgiving ​

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