Jessica DeGroot is one of the nation's leading figures in the work/life field. Passionately committed to educating others about work and family issues and how these impact organizations, communities, parents and children, Jessica founded the ThirdPath Institute. Jessica and the work she has been doing at ThirdPath have been featured in national and local newspapers and radio shows, including Working Mother magazine, Fast Company magazine, Parenting magazine, the National Public Radio show The Parents Journal, and a number of local and regional cable and television shows. Jessica received her MBA from the Wharton School in 1994, where she was co-founder of the Wharton Work/Life Roundtable. She has been published in The Harvard Business Review, The American Woman 2003-2004: Daughters of a Revolution, and is co-author of the Wharton Work/Life Resource Guide. After receiving her B.A. from Hampshire College, Jessica managed a childcare resource and referral service and a then a work-life program for a bank. Jessica and her husband live in Philadelphia and share in the care of their two children.