Jessi Ramsey
Jessi 1991 portrait from doll box
Full name

Jessica Davis Ramsey


#14, Hello, Mallory


FF #1, Everything Changes


Junior Officer


Jessi, Jess


June 30


Oakley, New Jersey




John Philip Ramsey, Sr. (father)
Janice Ramsey (mother)
Becca Ramsey (sister)
John Philip "Squirt" Ramsey, Jr. (brother)
Cecelia Ramsey (aunt)


Quint Walter
Curtis Shaller


Stoneybrook Middle School
Stamford Ballet School



First Appearance

#14, Hello, Mallory

Final Appearance

FF #1, Everything Changes

Portrayed by

Nicole Leach (TV)
Zelda Harris (Film)

Jessica "Jessi" Davis Ramsey is a Junior Officer in The Baby Sitters Club. Junior Officers don't have any duties since they are younger than the other members and are unable to babysit at night, unless it is for their own families. Mallory Pike is the other Junior Officer and her best friend. Jessi was born in Oakley, New Jersey on June 30th at Oakley General Hospital. It is not known what time Jessi was born. She is eleven years old. She made her first appearance in #14 Hello, Mallory and made her final appearance in BSC Friends Forever Super Special #1 Everything Changes.

Family Edit

Jessi's parents are John Philip Ramsey, Sr. and Janice Ramsey. She has two younger siblings--a sister named Rebecca (Becca for short) and a baby brother named John Philip Ramsey, Jr., affectionately known as "Squirt." Jessi is close to her family. She adores her younger siblings and loves to baby sit for them. Her first name is actually Jessica, but nearly all of her classmates, teachers, friends, and family call her Jessi. Her full name was revealed in #16 Jessi's Secret Language. Two of the few people who call her by her full first name are her Aunt Cecelia and her ballet teacher, Mme Noelle.

Jessi used to live in Oakley, New Jersey (where she was born) but moved to Stoneybrook, Connecticut because her father was transferred to his company's Connecticut office in Stamford, the city closest to Stoneybrook. The Ramseys moved into the house that Stacey McGill lived in from books #1 - #13 on Fawcett Avenue. Later on, her Aunt Cecelia moves in. Jessi and her family went through a rough time when they first moved to Stoneybrook simply because they were black, and there were few black people in Stoneybrook. Neighbors were mean to them, and they all had trouble making friends. Jessi had never experienced that before. Her old neighborhood had a mix of white and black people, and everyone got along. Prejudice was something new to her. Unfortunately, she runs into another prejudiced family in #56 Keep Out, Claudia!. In spite of this, eventually, the Ramseys are accepted in Stoneybrook.


Jessi is sweet, fun, and intelligent. She knows right from wrong and can stand up for what she believes in, as shown in Book #65 Jessi's Horrible Prank. She can admit her mistakes and is very kind. She is good at telling jokes and has a good sense of humor.

Interests Edit

Jessi's primary passion is ballet dancing, which she started when she was four years old. It is unknown where she studied ballet in New Jersey, but she studies under Madame Noelle at Stamford Ballet School. She spent some time in New York City studying under David Brailsford. Brailsford made an offer to Jessi for her to move to NYC and study ballet full time, but she turned it down, saying she preferred to wait until she was older but she still wanted to do ballet.

Later, while on a school trip to Europe, Jessi meets up with some Brailsford's troupe. Since one of the stars was unable to perform, Jessi stepped in and danced with the troupe. Jessi has danced in several of her dance school's productions, such as Coppelia, Swan Lake, and others. When Jessi grows up, she would like to either be a professional dancer or a dance teacher. She often gets up early to practice at the barre in her basement.

Jessi also briefly competed as a synchronized swimmer where she won a local medal with her partner.

Like Mallory, Jessi loves reading, writing, horses, horse stories, and mysteries.

In #16 Jessi's Secret Language, she begins learning sign language since her charge, Matt Braddock, is deaf. She also reveals a fluency in Spanish in the same book.

Jessi loves kids and baby sitting and has experience because of her younger siblings, Becca and Squirt.

She shows an entrepreneurial spirit when she and Mallory start the Kids Incorporated club in Hello, Mallory, although it didn't last.

Appearance Edit

Jessi has long legs, an athletic build, dark skin, dark hair, and sparkling dark eyes. She is the first African-American BSC member.

Friends Edit

Jessi has two best friends — one in New Jersey and one in Stoneybrook. Her best friend from New Jersey, Keisha, made her first appearance in Book #16 Jessi's Secret Language. Her best friend in Stoneybrook is Mallory Pike since they are both Junior Officers, are in the same grade, love kids, love horses, love reading and writing, and love horse books. They both have siblings and are the oldest in their families. They want more freedom and feel their parents treat them like babies. They first met in #14 Hello, Mallory and instantly became inseparable. When Mallory was fed up with the BSC in Hello, Mallory, Jessi and Mallory started Kids Incorporated, but it didn't get many jobs or stay in business for long.

Likes Edit

  • Ballet
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Horses
  • Horse Books
  • Mysteries
  • Languages
  • Jokes
  • New Jersey
  • Stoneybrook
  • Kids
  • Babysitting
  • Baby-Sitters Club
  • Kristy Thomas
  • Claudia Kishi
  • Mary Anne Spier
  • Stacey McGill
  • Dawn Schafer
  • Mallory Pike
  • Abby Stevenson
  • Logan Bruno
  • Shannon Kilbourne
  • John Ramsey, Sr.
  • Janice Ramsey
  • Becca Ramsey
  • Squirt Ramsey
  • Matt Braddock
  • Haley Braddock
  • Quint Walter
  • Diana Ross

Dislikes Edit

  • Being treated like a baby
  • Prejudice


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BSC Members

Kristy Thomas - President · Claudia Kishi - Vice President · Mary Anne Spier - Secretary · Stacey McGill - Treasurer
Dawn Schafer - Alt. Officer · Abby Stevenson - Alt. Officer · Mallory Pike - Junior Officer · Jessi Ramsey - Junior Officer
Logan Bruno - Associate Member · Shannon Kilbourne - Associate Member