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Jessica Powers

MBA Candidate, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Jessica Powers is an MBA Candidate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to beginning her MBA program, she served as an Investment Research Analyst in the Vanguard Group’s product development division. She started her career in Amazon.com’s leadership development program at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington. 

While in Seattle, she was an active volunteer with ArtsFund, an arts advocacy organization, and completed their board-training program. Upon returning to the Philadelphia area, Jessica became a founding member of the Emerging Leaders Circle of the Cultural Alliance and now serves on the ELC’s steering committee. She is also a founding member and chair of the Philadelphia Theater Company’s young friends’ group, and she serves on the organizing committee of Play Brawl, PTC’s annual fundraising gala.

Originally from Huntingdon Valley, Jessica earned a presidential scholarship to Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown where she graduated with distinguished honors. She earned a Bachelor of Science with honors from Cornell University where she was selected as an Outstanding Senior. 

In addition to enjoying all of Philadelphia’s cultural offerings, Jessica now lives in Wayne, practices yoga and Pilates, and ten years later, is still learning this game called golf.