Jessica Pollock-Kim is the Director of Legislative Affairs for Churches for Middle East Peace. She joined CMEP in June 2014. Her first introduction to Israelis and Palestinians was as part of a church pilgrimage with the United Methodist Church in 1999. Since then, Jessica has taught English in Gaza City during the summer of 2000 and most recently spent summer 2012 living in Beit Sahour. Jessica has a BS in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, a BA in International Studies and Economics from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She also studied the Middle East at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.