Congratulations, Jessica Harrison Fullerton ’00! For the second year in a row, an alum from the Class of 2000 received the “Ashley Award” in honor of Tom Ashley, Class of 1911. The award was established by the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association to recognize “a young alumnus or alumna who demonstrates Tom Ashley’s character and devotion to a people, a cause, or a place through unwavering volunteer service.”
Jess came back to receive the award and present at school meeting on Wednesday, April 19. To quote Dr. Curtis’ introduction:
“After Deerfield, Jessica earned a BA from Middlebury College, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
She is currently the Director of Planning and Operations for the Policy and Practice Department at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global nonprofit that supports disaster victims and those in conflict-affected areas.
Prior to working at IRC, Jessica was an Associate Director at Evidence Action, where she worked on public-health initiatives and launched an innovative, school-based program that treated more than 100 million children in an effort to eliminate parasitic diseases.
It is my honor to present Jessica with the Ashley Award.”