Jessica Roberts

Lecturer in Communications, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Jessica Roberts is a lecturer of communications at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. She previously taught on the Fall 2013 voyage of the Semester at Sea program. Jessica has worked as a journalist for The Santiago Times in Chile, The Santa Monica Daily Press in California, The Cape Times in South Africa, and The News21 Initiative funded by the Carnegie-Knight Foundation. Prior to beginning her career and studies in journalism, she worked as a teacher in Ecuador, the Czech Republic, and Thailand. Jessica holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California, CA and a Ph.D. in journalism studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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