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Jessica Gordon

Regional Manager, Understood

Jessica Gordon is an Iowa native, a lifelong advocate, and the parent of kids with learning and attention issues. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in political communication, she went on to be the Southeast Iowa field director for Iowans for Sensible Priorities, a group that aimed to bring more federal funds to health care and education programs nationwide. Jessica then moved on to be a constituent advocate in Sen. Tom Harkin’s Davenport office, where she spent almost seven years fighting for Iowans in need.

Recently, she has been the event and marketing coordinator for the Hilltop Campus Village in Davenport, a Main Street Iowa project. Jessica is very lucky to be married to Mark and to be the mom of Aspen, Amelia and Anjuli.

From the policy blog

Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

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