Jessica Shaw graduated from the University of South Carolina, Aiken in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Professional Writing. As an intern with the firm, Jessica created an in-office style guide to aid other consultants in the completion of documents.
As an Editor at Matson Consulting, Jessica focused on the creation of documents, including feasibility studies, business plans, and marketing plans while also conducting research and client meetings. Other duties included maintaining social media pages and the website.
Jessica is currently the Project Manager and is responsible for managing the day-to-day project flow through the office. She is also the Lead Grant Writer and has worked with clients interested in Value-Added Producer Grants, Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grants, Rural Cooperative Development Grants, and Local Food Promotion Program grants, to name a few. She has successfully helped clients secure millions of dollars in grant funding.
Jessica has also been the co-author of multiple publications for the firm, including articles in the USDA’s Rural Cooperatives magazine. Her most recent publication was the Rural Development Service Report 77 titled “Running a Food Hub: Assessing Financial Viability.” Jessica also completed her Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, Aiken in 2021.