Jessica Maloney

Jessica Maloney

Director of Communications

Jess is a seasoned editor and communications professional who is passionate about sharing research, information, and ideas to promote social change. As a former educator, she brings an interest and skills in instructional design and creative, human-centered information design to her work. She supports colleagues and clients in the development of accessible, visually appealing (and error-free!) deliverables and engaging training materials and programs. With a background in cultural anthropology and gender studies, Jess is also passionate about using thoughtful, inclusive language to develop materials that speak to a diverse range of audiences and stakeholders.

Prior to joining HSRI, Jess developed marketing materials for the Museum of Science, Boston; oversaw an editing department for a market research and consulting firm; worked as a freelance editor for scientific and business-to-business publications; and spent several years as a college instructor.

Outside of work, Jess enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dogs. She’s also an avid reader with a strong preference for print books.


  • Master's degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of New Hampshire
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