Jessica McKenna, Office Assistant

Born in Yorba Linda, California, the birthplace of Richard Nixon (Town Motto: "Hey! Watergate Was A Long Time Ago!"), Jessica McKenna majored in theater at Northwestern before moving back home to Orange County and then to Los Angeles, a process that took almost a year (99% of which was spent on the 405 North). Jessica has the vital responsibility of keeping Catalyst's staff well-caffeinated by ensuring that our office fridge is always stocked with Diet Coke and iced frappucinnos. Not one to stop at beverage fulfillment, Jessica also endeavors to keep our snack shelf packed with Whole Foods clementines, lest our office staff develop scurvy. When she's not heading to the Post Office or speaking verrry sloooowly to the document specialists at Kinko's, Jessica is active in the award-winning educational theater group, Story Pirates, which transforms stories written by kids into musical theater shows. Yes, it's adorable.

Why She Works for Catalyst

WAY better snacks than Kaplan.

How the Universe Has Punished Her for Being a Freakishly Good Test-Taker

Jessica McKenna, Office Assistant

Favorite 80s Movie / Favorite 80s Nobel Laureate

Goonies / George J.F. Köhler (Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1984)