Jessica Shelton-Ripper

Jessica Shelton-Ripper

Jessica is from Fort Scott, KS and attended Uniontown High School. She was born on September 11th, 1984. She had a passion for working on many diversity projects that have changed lives across the country, especially the Irena Sendler Project. Jessica had a large responsibility as road manager of the Irena Sendler Project and playing the role of Irena’s best friend in the play for over 10 years.
Irena Sendler became a major part of her life and the way she lived it. From meeting Irena several times in Warsaw, Jessica gained the knowledge she need to cherish and share with others about how one person can change the world. When Jessica began helping with the performance and presentations of “Life in a Jar,” she realized Irena is a heroine for the entire world to believe in. Irena has changed Jessica and the way she views others, given her hope in a world of sorrow, and given her inspiration to make a difference. Meeting Irena and experiencing all the love she has for others is a life altering experience.
Jessica received 5th place in America at the National History Day Championships with her civil rights exhibit on an African American pioneer.
She is a graduate of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas with a degree in Psychology. Jessica is currently working on her masters degree.