Post Secondary Counselor
Dr. Jessica Gerard is the Post-Secondary (College) Counselor at Fusion Academy- Palo Alto. Jessica grew up in New Jersey and is a recent transplant to the Bay Area. She has a B.A. in psychology from Binghamton University in New York and an MA in English/Ph.D. in Language Acquisition/TESOL from the University of Arizona.
For the past fifteen plus years, Jessica has directed academic programs at the college level that help transition first-year students into college life. She has also taught college-level English and linguistics courses and served as an academic advisor, student mentor, curriculum developer, and teacher trainer. She has directed and managed writing programs at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and at Columbia University in New York. During the summers, she teaches in the American Language and Culture program at Stanford University.
Jessica lives in Mountain View, CA with her husband and two toddlers. In her rare free moments, she relaxes with a good science fiction novel and works on improving her Spanish and Hebrew skills with her trilingual family members.