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Jessica Mack has been writing and editing for over three years. She was previously promoted to Co-Editor in Chief for Crook & Folly, DePaul University's Literary & Arts Magazine, beginning in September of 2020. She also is a Social Media Intern for Becky Sarwate, previous president of the Illinois Woman's Press Association and author of Cubsessions. Jessica also reviews books and discusses current issues on her blog, Jess Because I Can.
Previously, Jessica was Section Editor of Flash Fiction for Crook & Folly and Literary/Editorial Operations Intern for the Chicago Writers Association. For the 2018-'19 school year, she was Co-Editor in Chief of the Joliet Junior College Blazer Newspaper. Because of her leadership, the Blazer was 2018 Best-In-Show at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association annual fall contest and received six 2018 Awards for Excellence in Illinois Community College Newspapers in Division I.
Jessica is currently on track to graduate with her Bachelors degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at DePaul University in June of 2021. She spends her spare time reading, cuddling with her cats Theo and Nelly (named respectively from A Haunting of Hill House), playing video games and bicycling on the Chicago lakefront.
➜ Joliet Junior College Blazer, Editor-in-Chief, 2018-2019
➜ Crook & Folly, Section Editor of Flash Fiction, 2020
➜ Editor, All In A Daze Work, 2019-'20
➜ Chicago Writers Association, Intern, 2019-'20
➜ Becky Sarwate/Cubsessions, Intern, 2019-Current
➜ Crook & Folly, Co-Editor in Chief, 2020-'21
➜ Associates of Arts in Journalism,
Joliet Junior College, Jan 2018 - May 2019
➜ Bachelors of English with a focus in Creative Writing,
DePaul University, Graduating June 2021
Reporter of the Year
Best News Column
Editorial Writer(s) of the Year
Mike Foster General Excellence Award
➜Promoted to Co-Editor in Chief of Crook & Folly