Hi! I’m Jessica. My pronouns are she/they, meaning that you can refer to me as “she/her” or as “they/them” depending on your personal preference. I’m the Senior Campaign Manager on GitLab’s All-Remote strategy & thought leadership team.
I have a very non-traditional background. I had a lot of experimental education growing up, and I have continued experimenting and innovating throughout my life. This includes my choice to hack my own remote career starting in about 2006, rather than commit to a traditional job track. I’ve already had an extraordinarily fulfilling career with quite a lot of time spent in the non-profit and arts sectors, ultimately leading me back to tech via ghostwriting when I was hired to ghostwrite a CEO’s memoir (which ultimately made top reading lists from Forbes to CNBC in 2021).
I discovered GitLab via a colleague’s recommendation in 2020, and was inspired by the company’s commitment to open knowledge, experimentation (iteration), independent work, and inclusive values. It’s been my honor to work on the All-Remote team during the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing knowledge and helping guide organizations worldwide on how to operate in a distributed workplace.
I’m currently working toward a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology at Harvard. I consider myself an expert in global remote culture, communication, and workplace design, and I’m thrilled to be exploring the greater body of knowledge behind the best practices.
My work drives me, but does not define me: I am a naturalist, hiker, punk, queer, environmentalist, writer, singer, friend, partner, weirdo, and proud auntie to 6 niblings and 6 once-removed cousins.
I get a lot of questions about what my job entails. It’s a unique role that intersects with Marketing, People, and Operations. I also take on ad-hoc and cross-functional projects to support and contribute to organizational culture and values-based outcomes.
Here’s a list of some of the results and outcomes I’ve driven since spring 2020.
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