Jessica McKnight

Senior Project Manager, Communication & Marketing

Jessica McKnight

As Senior Project Manager of Communication & Marketing at Interise, Jessica coordinates communication projects across the organization, serving as brand steward and demonstrating her ability to develop and execute inclusive strategic communication plans. In her most recent roles, Jessica worked with academic research centers and non-profits to spark public interest and engagement with science and social justice. Jessica holds an Honors B.A. in English and Communication from the University of Delaware, where she also earned her M.A. in Communication. Jessica continued her Communication studies at Ohio State University, leaving as a Ph.D. ABD at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While in graduate school, Jessica's research primarily focused on successfully communicating about complex, and often controversial, topics to diverse audiences. Her work has been published in both peer-reviewed academic journals, like Journal of Communication, and popular press outlets, such as National Geographic magazine. Outside of work, Jessica spends her time exploring used bookstores with her partner, hiking with her dog, and drinking far too much coffee.

What do I care about?
I am an inclusive relationship builder and enthusiastic communication expert with a passion for using my skills to work towards a brighter future for us all..

Why Interise?
Interise’s commitment to building community, supporting lifelong learning, and creating equitable opportunities really resonates with me and I’m looking forward to combining my knowledge, my experience, and my passion to continue my career path in mission driven communication with the fantastic team at Interise.