Jessica Nerren

California State University, San Bernadino: Lecturer in Communication Studies

Professor Jessica Nerren is a public relations, marketing, and photography professional with 18+ years of experience as the president of her own public relations firm, Felten Media Services. In this capacity, she serves as PR and Marketing Director for an Irvine-based law firm with offices throughout California and was the publicist for Autism Speaks Southern California for many years. At CSUSB, Professor Nerren teaches classes in Public Relations and Strategic Communication at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

In the community, Professor Nerren is heavily involved in the autism nonprofit and behavioral health community with past and current service: on the Autism Speaks Parent Advisory Board to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, on the executive committee of the Riverside County Special Education Local Plan Area as Public Information Officer and Legislative Chair, as a founding board member of The Miracle Project national nonprofit, as the communications chair of the Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara and San Diego Autism Speaks Walks, and on the Stakeholder Committee and Diversity Special Interest Group for CalABA, the state governing body for behavior analysts in the State of California providing services to individuals with autism and other developmental and behavioral needs.