Jessica Nicole Taylor was born in Shreveport, Louisiana a city that has many avenues and careers for engineers. After high school, she enrolled in Southern University at Shreveport’s Electronic Technology and Mathematics Programs. Jessica became a HBCU-UP Scholar, representing SUSLA all over the country. In May of 2011 she received an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology and an Associate of Science in Mathematics. Next, she was accepted into Grambling State University’s MARC Program, and continued to travel and present engineering research. Jessica was the first to complete Grambling’s new combined Physics and Mathematics Bachelor’s degree program in May of 2013. Through many internships Jessica later discovered her true passion was for Electrical Engineering, so she worked as an Electrical Control Engineer for a year, gaining the experience she needed to pursue Electrical Engineering further. On May 12, 2014, she became a “Launch Intern” for SpaceX and a GEM Fellow which was a dream she had since undergrad. Jessica highly credits the National GEM Consortium for helping her achieve her goal of obtaining a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.