Jessie was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. She graduated from Harper Creek High School in 2004. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist with experience as an inpatient and outpatient dietitian, and as an industry dietitian. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in dietetic education from Western Michigan University. She has been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association since 2008.