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Jess joined the BPRU in November 2021. They earned a B.A. in Psychology at Salisbury University where Jess was able to assist in research centered around community impact, interpersonal relationships, as well as identity development in transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) children and parents. Their undergraduate thesis examined behavioral trends of young adults’ actions and identities in relation to video games from a social-behavioral studies perspective. Jess is currently working on one study in the MOR lab and another study in the Licit lab. Each study is analyzing the behavioral economic behaviors of opioid users and daily cigarette smokers. In their off time, Jess enjoys baking, playing video games, and attempting new art projects.