Jessica grew up in Shepparton. She completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience at Monash University. She then completed a medical degree at Australian National University, Canberra in 2010. Jessica worked at Royal Melbourne Hospital for three years, before moving to Albury Wodonga to complete her training as a general practitioner.

In her spare time, Jessica likes to bike ride, bush walk, swing dance and see live music.