Behind the Words


Like many superheroes Jessica Yinka Thomas leads a double life. By day, she teaches sustainable business and directs the Business Sustainability Collaborative in the Poole College of Management at NC State University. By night, she is a social justice novelist, author of How Not to Save the World and How Not to Make Friends. Jessica’s writing highlights her passion for technological innovation, social impact and global exploration. 

Jessica has worked as a designer of interactive educational toys, a nonprofit program management and an academic. Growing up in the US, Nigeria and Senegal and traveling around the world has provided her with a rich background from which to draw in her writing. Jessica holds a BS in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

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