- Associate Proposal Specialist
Jessica is responsible for SIRO proposal preparation and submission. She supports the strategic mission of the University by submitting large multi-college/institutional proposals as well as proposals to secure smaller strategic awards. She assists the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in the review, negotiation and processing of awards made to the University. She ensures federal, state and other agency requirements are met on fully executed awards. Jessica also works directly with the sponsoring agency, faculty and institute directors to resolve discrepancies or questions that may arise.
Jessica has held various accounting roles in private and public organizations over the last 10 years, and has worked in pre-award administration for the last two years at Penn State. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting in 2005 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from Saint Francis University in 2015.