Like many superheroes Jessica Yinka Thomas leads a double life. By day, she teaches social innovation and sustainable business at 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," as well as an upcoming sequel. Jessica’s writing highlights her twin passions for technological innovation and for creating significant social change through entrepreneurial ventures.
She has authored several award-winning academic articles focused on the social and environmental impact of business. Jessica has worked as a designer of interactive educational toys, a nonprofit program management and an academic program director. Growing up in the US, Nigeria and Senegal and traveling around the world has provided Jessica with a rich background from which to draw in her writing. She holds a BS in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.