Jessica Lynn is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. She was born on April 20, 1983 in Jersey City, NJ. She was two in half pounds when she was born and stayed at the hospital until she was five months old fighting for her life at the old Jersey City Medical Center. There she encountered her first experience with music in the form of a mobile attached to another child’s bed. She listened to her first song then, and have been enraptured with melody ever since. After arriving home, she struggled with talking and didn’t speak until she was the age of five years old, due to fever induced seizers; she never got them once again after her mother prayed for her one fateful night when she received two attacks in one day. At the age of five, she started to display her musical ability by playing her keyboard that her uncle brought her playing musical compositions such as, “Love Story” by ear. She made her first singing devue at the age of five, singing, “Jesus Loves Me” at her church, “La Pan de Vida” in Newark, NJ. She wrote many stories in a small notebook she would take everywhere she went. At eight, she and her mother were watching television and the, “Opera’s Greatest Hits” album commercial came on and she started to sing along with an aria from the opera, “Carmen”. At that moment, her mother knew that her daughter could sing operatically- Jessica (as she was known to her family) never forgot that moment. She was also put in the gifted and talented program at PS #17 Main, after receiving a very high score on a statewide exam. When she was in fourth grade, she was invited to be a choir member (as they would do to all fourth graders that displayed vocal ability), where she remained performing small solos until the sixth grade when a fire happened and financial problems ensued, and so her and her mother went to live at her aunt’s house, where she attended, “Whitney M. Young Jr. School” (PS #15). She excelled there as well and while she was there, her poem was published in the school’s newspaper; she also had her Social Studies work placed at the school fair, and won second place at the school’s Science Fair (with another project on the heart). She also was part of the school band playing the clarinet, where she mostly learned by ear. The next year, she moved again and moved to another school. While at, “Mahatma Gandhi School, PS#23 at grade eighth. She joined the band, where she learned how to play the trombone and in a week’s time, playing “Jingle Bells”. She sung her first school solo song called, “White Christmas” at some concerts, where she did double duty playing with the band as well. She again won second place for her Science Fair projects. After graduating, she attended, William L. Dickinson High School, where she joined: Concert Band, All City Jazz Band, Marching and Drill Band, and the Dickinson Schools Choir and All City Jazz Choir, and The Dickinson Trio (for one engagement at the Dickinson High School auditorium for the Dickinson High School Hall of Fame Ceremony), where she flourished at her craft. Since sophomore year, she was enrolled in English honors courses (an advance placement for individuals who display a higher level of the understanding of the English language). She took Italian in high school and won an honorable mention medal for an Italian Recitation Contest at William Paterson University as well as a certificate of appreciation. She represented the Italian class, singing the contemporary operatic piece, “Con Te Partiro” at the school’s multi-cultural festival and the City Hall’s multi-cultural celebration. She was invited a second time to perform at the two multi-cultural celebrations the very next year, singing, “Una Furtiva Lagrima” and “The Prayer”. At this same time, she joined the school’s Latin Band called, “Los Bebes”. They were invited to sing for ABC studios in a program called, “Puerto Rican Panorama” at Philadelphia, PA. She performed a cha-cha song called, “Perfidia” and played trombone. They were also invited to sing at a myriad of places, including the New Jersey Convention Center for the teacher’s convention and the opening of the Snyder High School Media Arts Center, where they performed for esteemed guests such as Collin Powell and the Superintendant of Schools. In her last year of school she appeared with the, All City Jazz Choir at the Loews Theater in Jersey City, NJ, the same place where legendary stars of the stage and cinema, such as Judy Garland and Bing Crosby performed many years before. In her senior year, all her submitted poems were published in her high school’s literary magazine. She was also given a certificate for outstanding academic achievement from the Academic Booster Committee of William L. Dickinson High School and the Senior Recognition 2001 certificate for participation in the Band/Guard. She graduated with dreams of becoming an opera singer/fashion designer. After graduation in 2001, from Dickinson High School, she took some time off from school and became a crafter in the art of needlepoint, cross-stitching and crochet, creating objects such as: needlepoint jewelry boxes, crochet doll clocks and mini needle point grandfather clocks. She later went back to school to learn computers from 2004-2005 and received a certificate of completion from PC Technical Learning Center in the Microsoft Office Suite, which included Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Right after graduating from there, she went to, Council for Airport Opportunity another instructional school in Jersey City, NJ, where she obtained a Customer Service and Hospitality Certificate and a Paralegal Certificate. She liked law so much and wanted to help people that she opted to go for a law degree in Tort law and Criminal Justice. So she enrolled at New Jersey City University at Jersey City, NJ as a Political Science Major and a Musical Performance Minor, with the intention to go to law school afterward. In the spring semester, she sang at the NJCU major/minor showcase, singing, “Signore Ascolta” from, “Turandot”. She maintained a grade point average of 3.830 while overloading and was invited back as a musical performance minor for the next semester. However, the very next year, she opted to drop out of college due to financial reasons and started her own online-art business at www.artwanted.com/reina. She used watercolor, pastel, pen, pencil, and colored pencil. In 2007, her artwork was showcased at the “Visual Aids, Postcards from the Edge” charity event at the James Cohan Gallery. She was also invited to take part in the “G.A.L.A Fall Festival" in Paramus, NJ. For spring of 2008, another mixed-media art piece called, “Art is All Things Created” was shown at the, “Small Works International” at Easthampton, MA. In 2009, participated again in the, “Visual Aids, Postcards from the Edge” charity event at the James Cohan Gallery. She later started an online art series on the Hebrew Alphabet now called, “Hebrew Alphabet Soup”. She also started an online comic art series on the reimagining of fairytales. In 2008, she brought herself a, “How to Teach Yourself Classical Guitar” book where she really learned the guitar and started working on song writing. In 2011, she joined BMI as the artist called, Jessica Lynn. Later on in that same year, she brought herself a Celtic whistle book and she learned how to play by reading the book, during a bus ride. After the bus ride, she was playing, "Amazing Grace". She has just recently wrote a one act, two scene play about the meaning of life, death and abortion called, “Weeping Willows” that she submitted to Thespian Productions, who she is still waiting to hear back from. She has recently enrolled at NJCU for Graphic Design. On a side note, Jessica Lynn is now learning the trumpet. She is also looking to become an actress, and has also expressed her interest in script writing and directing later on in life. She has now been execepted as a resident artist at: www.xanadugallery.com. On April 6, 2012 the artpiece called, "Easter Chic" was chose as featured art of the day at Artwanted.com's Facebook page. A very great honor! On April 20, 2012, She won 1st prize in NJCU's Stride Silent Auction that benefit the American Conference on Diversity. The artwork was also bidden upon and brought. The winning entry was called, "Comfort and Consolement", but it was untitled at the showing. In 2013, she will be showing again at the NJCU's Diversity Stride Auction on April 30th. She will be showing four artworks this time.