Jess is Executive Director at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She is a Classicist with primary interests in ancient Greek oratory and comedy, higher education administration, and practical ethics pedagogy. As Executive Director, Jess is responsible for the center’s research agenda as well as oversight of the team managing the Center’s fellowships and programs. She oversees the development and expansion of Center initiatives, including the Innovation in Ethics Education Initiative and the Emergent Trends in Teaching and Learning Ethics at Harvard (ETTLE, part of the National Ethics Project). Prior to joining the Center, she spent five years implementing an ethics across the curriculum program at The University of Texas at Austin.