I was born in New York City and have lived here all of my life. In high school I began to study jewelry making and photography. In 1990, I received my BA from Connecticut College in Anthropology and Photography and in 1995 I received my J.D. from St. John's University School of law. Since I graduated I have worked in documentary film, architecture and law, all while maintaining a love for jewerly design and photography.


My daughter, Michaela, was born in 2007. She inspired me to focus on my creative interests and I have been making jewelry and photo collage ever since.



- Jessica Biales