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Jessica Shahien

Jessica Shahien
Executive Director

Jessica Shahien is the Executive Director of 504ward, an initiative designed to retain the influx of young talent, both new and native to the New Orleans region, age 23 to 35. With a network of our 12,000 young professionals, 504ward connects its members to great job opportunities, like-minded peers, and the unique experiences offered only in New Orleans.

Originally from Metairie, Jessica has a BA in American Studies from the University of Virginia. She is member of NexGen Council, a board member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity, a member of St. Martin’s Alumni Board, and an active member of the Junior League of Greater New Orleans. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, going to local festivals, and spending time with her husband (Amir), her one year old son (Alden) and their dog (Gumbo).