03 Nov Jess McDermott, Assistant Director
Jess McDermott has been the DSU’s Operations Manager since October 2013. She brings a wealth of experience to this role, having served as Senior Finance Operations Manager for the Boston Globe for 18 years.
Committed to demonstrating her civic responsibility, through volunteerism and leading by example for her children, Jess served for a number of years on The Friends of Cranberry Hospice Board. She was an active member of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at the Boston Globe, where she championed the need for an inclusive work environment. In her role as secretary of the Magic Dragon Parental Advisory Board, she learned the delicate balance of enriching the students’ lives while maintaining the mission of the organization.
Jessica grew up in Duxbury and is the mother of three children who attend DSU programs and events, and has a BA in sociology from the University of Rhode Island.