Jessica is a Cape Coral native, elected to the City Council in 2015. She attended the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, earning a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. She is currently working toward a Master of Public Administration. Councilmember Cosden is very active in the community. She serves on 8 boards/committees with a focus on transportation planning, education, and environmental issues. Jessica is a vocal advocate for families with special needs children. Outside of government, her passion is music; she plays keys for local band Exploding Pages. She has two beautiful children. Her husband, Dan, is an Army combat veteran.