Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Missouri in St. Louis
Master of Social Work, George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis
Jessica Estes joined ArchCity Defenders in January of 2022 as Director of Partnerships. She learned about ArchCity Defenders as a result of their landmark cases against municipal courts. Prior to joining the team here, Jessica worked in philanthropy. Notably, she was the former statewide organizer for Pro-Choice Missouri, formerly NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri. Jessica also worked in mental health care for over 10 years. In her role as Director of Partnerships she will be leading ACD’s efforts to build and sustain individual and institutional relationships.
Fun fact: Jessica eloped! She ditched the big wedding plans and happily married her husband in a Miami, FL courthouse in a white prom dress!