Jessica F. Kravitz
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s in political science and her Master’s in Liberal Studies both at Duke University, focusing on political, social, and cultural issues abroad in England, Spain, and Germany during her studies.
Jessica’s first career is in the arts, entrenched in both Seattle and the Eastside, primarily as the founder of VALA Eastside, a grass-roots based, community and public arts organization, a former City of Redmond Arts and Culture Commissioner, as well as a Docent at the Seattle Art Museum.
In law school, Jessica interned at the King County Department of Public Defense. She served as a research assistant and used her fluency in Spanish to work on a pro bono asylum case from the Northwest Immigrant’s Rights Project. At graduation, Jessica was recognized as a Pro Bono Pledge Outstanding Service Awardee.
Jessica continues her civic work sitting on the Foundation Board of OneRedmond, the City of Redmond’s Economic Development Organization and Chamber of Commerce, is a Gallery Partner at Ryan James Fine Arts Gallery, serves as Treasurer of VALA Eastside, and continues to use her Spanish skills in her pro bono immigration work today.
Jessica’s passion for people has found a home as an Estate Planning attorney, paying careful attention to the details and nuances of each client’s story. Jessica has a deep commitment to helping clients as they take stock of their lives and trajectories, and plan for their future and that of their families.
- Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2019
- Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Executive Scholar 2016
- Duke University, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, 2000
- Duke University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Comparative Areas, 1995
Professional & Civic
OneRedmond Foundation Board, Ambassador Chair Person
VALA Eastside, Founder and Treasurer
Ryan James Fine Arts, Partner
Redmond Kiwanis Club, President Elect, 2021-2022
Northwest Folk Life Festival, Board of Directors
Innovation Lab, Cohort 2020