Jessica grew up in southern Louisiana with an interest in science and nature that started early. She obtained a degree in marine biology from Louisiana State University before moving to Texas to attend medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas. In 2010 she completed her residency in pediatric medicine at Dell Children’s Medical Center here in Austin. Jessica just opened her own pediatric practice, Bee Well Pediatrics, where she shares her joy and passion for raising a healthy and happy community with her patients and families. She hopes to bring that same joy and passion to Explore Austin. She believes that the experiences provided by Explore Austin can give explorers the confidence to set their own goals and the courage to pursue them. Jessica also loves all the opportunities for exploring the outdoors that living in Austin provides. When her golden retriever Graham tags along its even better!