Jess is a globally-minded strategist, advocate, and feminist focused on cultivating strong voices for social change.
Jess served as Global Health Corps’ Vice President for Strategy + Communications, where she collaborated to shape and drive a movement of 1,000 emerging leaders for health equity. Prior to, Jess spent many years as an independent consultant focusing on women’s health and rights, and working across Asia, Africa, and the US. She got her start at Planned Parenthood Global, while she worked as an abortion counselor at an NYC-based clinic on the weekends.
A vocal champion for mentorship, gender equity, and healthcare access, Jess has written and spoken widely on the subjects, including for Ms. Magazine, The Lancet, and Al Jazeera. She has served on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the Pacific Northwest Abortion Fund. She earned a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a BA in religion and philosophy from Boston University. Jess is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and an active yogi and hiker.