Instructor Jessica Poitevien

Jessica Poitevien, a Haitian-American writer (smiling black woman against a cityscape – probably New York)Jessica Poitevien is a New York-born freelance writer who also grew up in Florida and California. After graduating from the University of Florida, she began her expat adventures in Spain and Colombia, while also launching her writing career. Starting first with a blog about travel, food, digital nomad life, and more, Jessica eventually leveraged her experience into a full-blown career.

She worked as the Web Editor of Recommend, a travel agent-focused magazine, before switching to freelance. Now, with eight years of travel writing under her belt, Jessica has bylines in Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic, American Way, Insider, and more. When she’s not writing or traveling, you can find Jessica stoking the flames of her obsessions: baking shows, talking to strangers, and exploring nature.


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