Jessica Powell. Jessica was born in Rutherford County. She actively participated in softball and cheerleading. She graduated from Mt. Juliet High School. She was an avid participant in all of the FFA activities. She was the manager for the wrestling team. Jessica began working for Dr Herring in 2003 as a teenager during the summer and whenever she had breaks from school. After high school she attended Volunteer State University. Since then she began on site training for research and has taken several continuing educations classes for research. She currently works as a research assistant. She is friendly with the patients and staff. She is dedicated to pursing her education and studies in the field of research. She is currently working on Phase II-III trials in Hepatology. She is set to take her Clinical Research Professional Certification in the winter of 2014.