Jessica Sharp Jessica Sharp, MPA


  • Adjunct Faculty, Organizational Psychology MA program 


  • BA, University of South Carolina 
  • MPA, University of Missouri 
  • Current student Leadership PsyD program, William James College


  • Use of Self 

Research and Practice Interests

  • Trauma and the brain
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Empathy
  • Unconscious bias
  • Emotional intelligence


  • Leadership Greenville Graduate and Diversity Fellow with the Riley Institute.
  • Rising Star through the Association of Junior Leagues International.
  • One of Greenville’s Best and Brightest under 35 and a Talented Tenth Top 10 Young Professionals. 

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Founder and CEO of Sharp Brain Consulting (SBC). SBC works with public service organizations to provide organizational development support with a focus on neuroscience. She provides consulting services as well as training sessions.
  • Works with the YMCA of Greenville where she oversees a high school graduation program and serves as the fundraising coordinator for the teen services branch of the larger YMCA.

Community Engagement

  • Board member of the Greenville Theatre, a local theatre in Greenville, SC.
  • Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chairperson for the Junior League of Greenville.
  • Served on the Board of her local Junior League in several capacities.
  • Current member of the Governance Committee with the Association of Junior Leagues International.
  • Member of the Community Impact Cabinet with the United Way of Greenville County.
  • Volunteers with Meals on Wheels and local Guardian ad Litem program.
  • Chair of the City of Greenville’s Municipal Election Commission and served as a member of the GVL2040 Planning Commission.
  • Member of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital’s Community Advisory Committee.
  • Previously volunteered with the Greenville Chamber Young Professionals group and Pride Link.