Jessica Reynolds graduated in architecture at Cambridge University, where she was awarded the Purcell Miller Tritton Prize, and at Princeton University. She worked at van Heyningen and Haward Architects in London and at facade design practice Front in New York. In addition to practicing architecture, she gained an M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of architecture at Cambridge University, and a Media and Modernity certificate at Princeton University. She was editor of Pidgin, the Princeton University School of Architecture Journal, and has taught at Princeton University and Pratt Institute. She currently chairs second year at the Cardiff University Welsh School of Architecture, and writes for architecture journals in London.