Jess Lader is a freelance writer, proofreader, and graduate student in clinical mental
health counseling. She has published stories in local Cleveland news outlets, such as FreshWater Cleveland, and she has a memoir-in-progress. As a future counselor, Jess intends to work with diverse and often marginalized populations and is committed to diversity and inclusion in her writing. She has been a resident of Cleveland for over 20 years.