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Jessica Marquardt, M.A.

CVI Parent Advocate; Contributing Author of CVI Now; Creator of Kaleidoscope: The CVI Podcast; Internal Communications Lead, JMP/SAS


Jessica Marquardt is a parent advocate for children with the leading cause of pediatric visual impairment in the developed world: CVI. For several years, Jessica hosted and produced Kaleidoscope, a CVI podcast sharing stories of families impacted by CVI. As a member of the Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society, Jessica helped build the organization’s brand identity and website. She’s also had the honor of writing about her daughter’s CVI story for the Perkins CVI Now community and the WebMD My Experience blog. In her day job, Jessica leads internal communication for JMP (pronounced jump), a statistical software company owned by SAS. Her background is in event communication, editorial, brand and speaker preparation. Marquardt has a master’s degree in organizational communication from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Disclosures for Perkins CVI: Collaboration for Change
Jessica Marquardt is not being paid for her presentation, but her registration fees are being waived.

Jessica Marquardt does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose.