Jessica Kirchner

Policy Analyst

Children and Families | Postsecondary Education

Jess Kirchner serves as a Policy Analyst for the NGA’s Center for Best Practices Children and Families and Postsecondary Education policy divisions.

Prior to joining the NGA, Jess was the Senior External Affairs Associate for Ballast Research where she lead the strategic communications, government relations, and events program for the Ballast’s federal projects. Originally hailing from Boston, Jess was a legislative intern for Congresswoman Katherine Clark and a constituent services intern for Governor Charlie Baker during undergrad.

Jess graduated from the University of Connecticut with two Bachelors in Political Science and Economics, and a minor in Middle East Studies with an Arabic concentration.