Jessica is a lifelong Vancouverite, with deep family roots in British Columbia. She has immersed herself in areas of social justice, politics and climate change issues beginning in her early teens. Jessica has volunteered her time with such great organizations as Covenant House, Get Your Vote On, the BC Poverty Reduction Plan and assisting various progressive elected representatives connect with their constituencies. Her current area of focus is building localized, sustainable and inclusive communities. She has a degree in Political Science from SFU and is currently enrolled in the Non-Profit Management program at BCIT, where she is learning fundraising, marketing and leadership skills. In her daily life, she works in Program and Volunteer Coordination and remains connected to Next Up by serving on the Alumni Network. She enjoys traveling, music, lively debate with good friends & wine, yoga and most of all, walking her dog at the beach.
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