Jessica is the Chief Technician and Manager of the Zooarchaeology laboratory in the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge. She was educated at Hawnes Schools, Bedfordshire and Hedingham Comprehensive, Essex. She studied applied biology whilst working as an analytical chemist and then moved on to do research into animal behaviour.
Her interest in Archaeology began when she dug up human bones (not in the graveyard!) whilst staying at Deerhurst Priory in Gloucester aged 11. She has been fascinated by the Middle Ages ever since. She has three horses including two rare breeds, two terriers and two hens. She lives in a thatched cottage and tries to avoid the 21st Century as much as possible!