Jessica Herrera Russell

Senior Communications Manager

Jessica joined KAC as the Senior Communications Manager in 2021. She works on external and internal communications, guides the organization’s visual identity, and manages media relations to bolster support for child- and family-friendly policies that guarantee greater opportunity for every Kansas kid. As a professional with nearly a decade of experience, she combines her experience in the Kansas Legislature, public relations, publishing, storytelling, and visual marketing to implement strategies that help KAC communicate with crucial decisionmakers.  

Originally from South Dakota, Jessica moved to Kansas to attend Washburn University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in mass media and a master’s degree in communications and leadership. She lives in Topeka with her husband and two dogs and enjoys dabbling in a wide range of artistic outlets, as well as traveling and enjoying nature. 

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