379934_10101132441924123_1599386593_nJessica Carreras was elected to the DCAC Governing Board in 2013.

A Dearborn native, Jessica graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media in 2008. She worked as a journalist and editor from 2007-2013, and managed the City of Dearborn's website and social media from 2013-2015.

Jessica currently works as the manager of Marketing Communications for United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Jessica has maintained an interest in creative writing her entire life - from performance poetry to creative nonfiction. She is an alumnus of the Michigan arts boarding school Interlochen Arts Academy. She also dabbles in sewing, painting, prints, furniture refinishing and just about anything having to do with "crafts."

When she's not crafting, Jessica can be found going for a run, reading, cooking, or listening to records. She lives in Dearborn with her family, two cats and a dog.