Jessica Rowland Williams
Director, Every Learner Everywhere, WCET Staff 2019 - 2023
Jessica was the director of Every Learner Everywhere, a network of organizations with a mission to help institutions use new technology to innovate teaching and learning and better serve Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students, poverty-affected students, and first-generation students. As director, she provided leadership and vision for the network and lead the operation of the network strategy.
Prior to this role, Jessica served as the completion grant initiative project director for University Innovation Alliance. She also worked as project director in Georgia State University’s Office of the Senior Vice President of Student Success. During her time at Princeton University, Jessica served four years as a diversity fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity and was honored with the Patrice Y. Johnson *80 Memorial Service Award by the Association of Black Princeton Alumni in recognition of her high levels of performance and service to the university. Jessica has devoted her career to helping institutions better serve marginalized students.
Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. She is also a mother of four children. As her spare time allows, Jessica enjoys traveling and escaping into the world of literature. Currently, her favorite literary character is Janie Crawford, from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.