Jessica Harding, of Baltimore, Maryland was a peace agent with Peace Through Action USA in 2021-2022. Jessica was responsible for organizing and delivering the Calvert County Peace Project, our civic and social engagement project for youth and adults in Calvert County, Maryland. Prior to joining Peace Through Action, Jessica served as an organizational development consultant for Capital NVC, which trains people in the Washington DC metropolitan area on nonviolent communication. Previous positions include clinical case manager, program coordinator, group facilitator, and teacher for various public schools and nonprofit organizations in Maryland. Jessica served two terms as an AmeriCorps member with organizations in Baltimore. Also she served a term as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. Jessica is an active volunteer in Maryland prisons with the Alternatives to Violence Project. Jessica holds a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Jessica is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).
Jessica was motivated to serve Peace Through Action because she is passionate about our mission and excited to teach about peace, social and emotional intelligence, and civic engagement. She is dedicated to building peace through intentional action, service to others, and creating spaces for people to connect and feel seen and appreciated. Jessica aims to embody the aphorism, “think global, act local.”