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My name is Jessica Travis. I am currently enrolled int the horticulture program at Jones County Community College. I am a hands on person, and this is reflected in my hobbies. I enjoy gardening, jewelry design, playing guitar, cooking, floral design, and anything else creative.I am interested in the development of community gardens in impoverished neighborhoods and the responsible planning of the urban forest.

Work experience

Apr 2011Present


Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Although my title is secretary, I am more of a personal assistant to the Church. My duties include keeping track of parish records, banking, directing people to appropriate assistance programs, and a myriad of other tasks as the need arises. I also maintain the Church interior-scape and assist with outdoor flower beds.

Oct 2005Jun 2011


The Thirsty Hippo

I was responsible for opening and closing the bar, stocking inventory, and serving patrons. It was a fun and challenging work environment. I got to talk to musicians from all over the world, and it was part of my job to make sure they, as well as our customers, felt happy and at home.

Aug 2005Aug 2010


I was responsible for the care of two school-aged children. I picked them up from school, took them to after- school activities, and helped them with their homework. I was also responsible for preparing snacks and organizing fun activities for them to enjoy.


Music Teacher

Early Encounters Preschool

In this position I worked with children from eighteen months to five years of age. I sang songs and played guitar for the youngest class and encouraged group singing with the older children. I was also responsible for teaching the children songs and directing practice for the Christmas and graduation programs.


Jan 2012Present

Jones County Junior College

I plan to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in December 2013.


High School Diploma

Heritage Academy

I was Class Salutatorian. I was also a member of National Junior Honor Society, Beta Club, and Quill and Scroll.