Jessica Lynn Scott entered the world on June 16, 1982, the third born of four siblings. She was three when the family moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina where she lived on a small farm until the family moved back to Virginia, and settled in Lovingston in 1995. Since Jessica was home schooled, she could devote much of her time to the rearing, taming, and healing of a variety of animals. She simply loved animals especially dogs and horses. She declared around the age of nine that she planned to become a veterinarian.

Just as her home schooled career was coming to an end, her grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was her illness that turned Jessica’s thoughts to helping people instead of animals. The nursing idea blossomed during her first year at PVCC. She applied to their nursing school, was accepted and graduated in May of 2003. She worked as a RN for several years and continued her education in nursing at the University of Virginia until the time of her passing.