Jessica Soulliere is the social media communications coordinator and a senior public relations representative for the University of Michigan Health System
. As social media communications coordinator, Jessica has been primarily responsible for developing the University of Michigan Health System's social media presence since 2006, and consulting with internal clients on best practices for meeting their communications goals. In addition, Jessica serves as a media relations coordinator and is co-lead of the University of Michigan Social Media Trends and Technology Team that informs communicators university-wide on developments in social media tools and trends.
She is also the founder of the Social Media Club Ann Arbor, a local chapter of the national Social Media Club
, whose core mission is to expand media literacy, share lessons learned among practitioners, encourage adoption of industry standards, and promote ethical practices through discussion and actions. This task she undertook for the sole purpose of learning and sharing knowledge with others, given the relative lack of free resources and the overwhelming pace at which social media continues to evolve.
When she's not Tweeting, Facebooking, or blogging for the myriad online presences she manages, Jessica can be seen - in person - dancing or teaching salsa at area clubs and socials, and volunteering her time promoting and managing YA Salsa
. When spring is in the air, her life revolves around organic gardening.
Jessica grew up in Ann Arbor and currently lives in Livonia with Shane, the apathetic one, Lucy, the aspiring chef, Lilly, the disdainful Himalayan, and Minze, the belly-rub addicted Yorkie.