People are surprised when I open my mouth, asking, “Is that your real voice? It's so unique." They say it's sunshiny, cheerful, youthful, sweet, sincere, attention catching, "it just makes me happy," and "would you please read me bedtime stories about unicorns and rainbows forever?"
Jessica's delightful voiceover makes the magic of 7 year old Sarah’s epic day seem larger than life, and her spoken words are artful colorations of Sarah’s emotions, painted for all to feel; a picnic for the ears. - Christine Connelly - author
A visit to the scene of a loss leads narrator, Camilla Brinkman, to uncover a story about her grandfather, a Polish Jew wanted by Hitler, trailed by J. Edgar Hoover, and whose life intersected with FDR.
Misfiled archives, previously unknown research, and other finds help her assemble the puzzle pieces of secrets in this third-generation suicide investigation told against the backdrop of World War II.
After literally being discovered on the street by WGBH producers, I studied voice over, improv and acting with the legendary Wren Ross. I am so happy behind a microphone. I still get that warm feeling when I enter the studio, of having found my home. I have been complimented for being easy to work with, responsive to direction, and able to convey rich emotions. I can handle many genres, but especially enjoy work for children.
Clients include WGBH, Mass Audubon, Mass Save, Service Titan, Mothers Out Front, various authors, and more. I have volunteered weekly for the National Library Service for 6 years, reading audiobooks (mostly young adult novels), magazines such as Yankee and Boston Magazine, newsletters, and anything else they ask me to! I also performed on Portland Helmich’s excellent podcast, Stranglers, produced by Earwolf and Northern Light Productions. I’m on episode 5 at 36:36, but I highly recommend the whole series.
I have a wide range of professional experiences and personal interests from theater and voice acting, to medicine and sustainability, to writing and teaching science topics. The thread that ties all my experiences together is a joy and curiosity about our beautiful world and how it works. My science background includes: medicine, chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, engineering, and environmental studies. I was a teacher of science, math and engineering for 16 years in public schools and at MIT.
I co-authored a book about sllimy science with the hilarious Joy Masoff and Ben Ligon, called OH ICK! 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! and travelled across the US doing science shows at schools. I'm also a contributing author and editor for grades K-8 science textbooks.