Jessica Freeman

Jessica Freeman

Research Associate


child welfare, behavioral health

Professional Biography

Jessica (Jessie) Freeman discovered her passion for research and data analysis while obtaining her bachelor’s degrees in psychology, sociology and English. She is especially interested in the role research plays in developing, maintaining and improving social systems and conditions. This passion brought her to work at Butler Institute for Families where she provides support for the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s (NCWWI) evaluation team. Prior to working for Butler and NCWWI, Jessie received her master’s degree in psychological science with a focus on psychology and law. She also worked as a research associate assessing the reliability and validity of neurofeedback training to promote positive neural changes in parts of the brain related to addiction in people with opiate use disorder. Outside of work, Jessie enjoys being with her family, hiking, watching movies, and baking. 



Licensure / Accreditations

Cornell College, BA University of Colorado Colorado Springs, MA