Jessica Alling

After receiving the prestigious, if not tongue-in-cheek, "Future Bloodsucker of America" award for winning a stock market challenge in middle school, Jessica knew that her future lay in finance. But when her Finance degree's P/E ratios and other metrics weren't enough, she added a degree in English to her repertoire. Though some questioned the combination, her work with the Fool has clarified the method to her madness to those that couldn't see the connection before. Oh, and she still has that award framed in her office.

General Information

Jessica Alling
Fool Since:
September 24 2012
Where I Live:
State College, PA
Where I Grew Up:
York, PA

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
The Pennsylvania State University
Job Title
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Financial Analyst (Automotive REIT)


Personal Quote:
Maybe not a "personal" quote, but certainly a favorite: Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking. - John Maynard Keynes
My Interests:
Movies, Art History, Books, Sports
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
John Maynard Keynes; Vince Lombardi; Zooey Deschanel; Einstein; Jane Austen Sadly, most of these people are dead.... anyone have a time machine I could borrow?
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Bethany Beach, DE
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Penn State Nittany Lions, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Bruins
Favorite Movies:
Lost in Translation, Alice in Wonderland, Midnight in Paris, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
Favorite Board Games:
Favorite Video Games:
Super Mario Bros., Zelda
Favorite Music or Musicians:
The Decemberists
Great Books Read Recently:
The Book Thief, This Is Where I Leave You
Book Currently Reading:
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, vol. I