Jess joined as a trustee after an inspirational visit to Kenya to work with the charity in 2015. She graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Comparative American Studies.
As part of her degree she spent a year studying History and Literature at UCLA in the USA. Jess is a Teach First ‘07 Ambassador; she worked as an English and History teacher and Whole School Literacy Coordinator at a secondary school in East London where she had a passion for promoting literacy across the curriculum.
She now works as the Executive Director of Global charity Debate Mate, a charity that partners with the Akili Trust to deliver a debating programme in primary and secondary schools from across Kilifi County.