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Jess Smith grew up in Monterey, CA, and attended high school and college in her hometown.  As an undergraduate, Jess studied developmental psychology, and she graduated magna cum laude and was recognized with distinction within her major.

Since law school, Jess advocated for those most vulnerable to abuse, interning at organizations that represented disadvantaged individuals and victims of human rights violations.

Jess’s background gives her a strong intuition and understanding of family dynamics, along with an unwavering sense of justice.

  • Jess loves to read and write — her goal is to read 100 books every year and ultimately publish a novel.
  • She enjoys spending time with her ragdoll cat, Dakota, growing sunflowers in her garden, and learning how to crochet.

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