Jessica Yowell is originally from Seattle, Washington. She came to Redlands to attend the Johnston Center for Integrated Studies at the University of Redlands. Her emphasis included the study of theater, film and linguistics. During her time there she was actively involved in performances, serving as Stage Manager for a production of Chekov's The Proposal, and directing the debut of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues on the University of Redlands campus. She has been a performing member of The Performance Loft since its inception, and was the production manager for A Night at the Loft.