Jessica Brooks joined the ACEing Autism team in March 2018 as the Director of Development, and leads the overall fund development strategy for the organization. Jessica comes to ACEing with a background in human services, volunteer leadership, and non profit management and fundraising. Jessica attended the University of Connecticut where she graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She has a 13 year career working in the non profit industry as a passionate champion for social change for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through her work with Best Buddies, where she most recently served as the State Director of California, and her time volunteering with the Special Olympics. Jessica played on the tennis team in high school, and looks forward to integrating her love of the sport and passion for working with children with autism through her work with ACEing Autism.