Jessica Papa has been working in the marketing field for a decade, focusing on defining marketing strategies and creating the marketing collateral to visually support those strategies. She is originally from the Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently works as the creative services specialist at The Little Gym International (Arizona), which is the headquarters of a franchise organization focusing on child development. In this position, she creates and implements design direction for franchisees to use both domestically and internationally. Previously, she was marketing and communications planner for The Arizona Republic Newspaper for 4 years. Through her education in MCAD’s Sustainable Design program, she gained the knowledge and skill set to raise awareness for sustainable practices and products, specifically sustainable packaging, to implement in her work on an everyday basis. She graduated from MCAD with a MA in Sustainable Design in 2014. Jessica is based in Arizona.
Thesis Title: Nurturing Sustainable Behavior in a Changing Economic Landscape: Identifying patterns to motivate consumer behavior