Jessica’s Patented 110%

Name: Christopher Powell

Location: New York, New York

Relationship to Jessica: Friend

Jessica and I have been friends since college at Georgetown.

Jess & Chris in Boston, Summer 2007


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Every time I think of Jess, the first thing that comes to mind is that big bright smile.

You could literally turn towards Jessica, see her smiling, smile back, THEN she would turn it up a notch and just light up the room. You not only had to smile just then you’d have to laugh… it would be the only way possible to match the joy emanating from her face.

Her smile always made seeing her after a while a special event.

I miss your smile babe.

My memory revolves around this point. I remember having a conversation with Jess while I was in law school. She was telling me that she was going to be in a Citigroup Recruitment video. She eventually sent me a link (made me beg to see it)! I was very proud of her. But I loved the video’s intro. It started with her smiling and then you could tell the cameraman told her they were recording because her smile (which anyone who didn’t know her would have thought was at 100%) suddenly shot into Jessica’s patented 110%. She was beautiful and eloquent and proud. But that clip couldn’t convey how compassionate she was as well.

Jessica's Patented 110% Smile from the Recruitment Video

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  1. Danielle Roth says:

    Chris, I remember thinking the same thing when I first saw the Citi video. Jessica was wearing her normal smile in the beginning, which, as you mentioned, was a full smile for most people…and then as soon as she was told they were recording, a huge huge huge smile lights up her face! I love that (and may have made fun of her about this when the video first came out). Thanks for a great memory. Happy Birthday!

    • Christopher Powell says:

      Thanks for this opportunity to share this memory, Danielle, &
      Thanks for the Bday Wishes!

      Best Bday Presents Ever!