Jessica is a community volunteer currently serving on the Boys & Girls Clubs of the MIdlands board, the United Way of the Midlands(UWM) board and as chair of the UWM Women's Leadership Council. She has previously served as a TeamMates mentor. Jessica earned her Bachelor's degree from Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH). She is married to Dennis Pate, President/CEO of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. The Pates have one son. A native of Chicago, Jessica lives with her family in Omaha.