Jess McKay


As an Associate of Data, Analysis, and Reporting, Jess uses her background in quantitative social policy research to support the Financial Health Network’s data and research goals. She believes that improving the financial health of individuals and communities is crucial for building an economy that works for all people.

Prior to joining the Financial Health Network, Jess served as a Research Assistant at the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, where she worked on financial security research initiatives. Throughout graduate school, she interned for the International Center for Child Health and Development and Columbia University’s Social Intervention Group where she evaluated the impacts of international micro-savings interventions.

Jess holds a B.S. in Social Work from Stony Brook University and an M.S.W. from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a Fulbright Korea Alumna. In her free time, she enjoys reading, studying Korean, and discovering new ice cream flavors with friends.

Recent research from Jess McKay