Jessica Beck

Jessica Beck

After completing her M.A. in Berlin, Germany, Jessica returned to the U.S. and currently works in international trade development in Chicago. Having a background in academic research and writing, she enjoys journalistic writing as a contributor for  Although interested in many subjects, Jessica gravitates towards political, social and cultural issues on the local, national and international level.  For those who love a thoughtful debate, New Orleans produces no small amount of controversial material - regardless of your political standing.  Despite no longer living in the city, Jessica maintains an interest in New Orleans and aims to promote a more dynamic dialogue on key issues than one finds in traditional local media sources.

Articles Jessica Beck has contributed to:

Women’s Rights in the Workplace

As more and more women enter the workforce, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the existing workforce structure is not conducive to having a family. Women are often forced to take a shorter maternity leave than they would prefer or risk losing their jobs. Do you know what your rights are when it comes to time off of work? What are businesses doing to ensure the well-being of their employees? Read on to find out.

The Pioneers Behind Eliminating Sex Trafficking Nationally and in NoLa

City Hall may clean up the streets for special events like the Super Bowl, but once the party is over and the city's revenues tallied, the situation reverts to its original state just like the homeless living under the expressway. We talked to advocates who dedicate their lives to eliminating sex trafficking in NoLa. Now, if only the ones in power would do the same.