Jessica rejoins Meridian as our Events and Meetings Specialist, having first interned with Meridian in 2008 and then serving as Events Coordinator until October 2009. Jessica has an extensive background in events and hospitality, including work with Union Kitchen and various DC catering startups, as well as the travel and e-commerce industries. She has a passion for travel and has visited countries in five continents, including trips to New Zealand, Thailand, Europe and South America. She also lived in Copenhagen, Denmark for a year and speaks conversational Danish. Jessica graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Tourism, Parks and Recreation with a specialization in Event Management.