Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Jessica L. Scott-Reid is a freelance food, culture, and lifestyle writer, a graduate student, hockey-wife, and doggy-mom. Jessica lived in German-speaking Europe from 2007 to 2013, first along the Rhine river just outside of Düsseldorf, Germany, then near the banks of Lake Zurich, in Rapperswil, Switzerland, and then back to Germany in a suburb just outside of Hamburg. Jessica also earned a masters degree in the field of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies. Writing for the German Way Expat Blog from January 2011 to September 2013, Jessica provided readers with a unique North American perspective before she joined her ice-hockey husband in Russia in the fall of 2013.
Jessica is also a lifestyle and personal development columnist for Notable.ca, and a food and culture writer for Food Loves Beer Magazine. She also posted blogs for WSJ Expat. As expats, Jessica, her husband, and their dogs traveled back to their home in Montreal, Quebec each summer for the hockey off-season. For a while they remained in Canada except for some travel, but that didn’t last long before they resumed the expat life. Most recently, the expat couple welcomed a new baby daughter who is being raised in their new home abroad in northern Denmark – while her husband coaches a local ice hockey team. Summers are still spent in Montreal.
Jessica is also a co-author of Germany for Beginners: The German Way Expat Guidebook, based on the German Way Expat Blog.
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