Jessica’s focus is in the field of aid and development, human rights law and advocacy,  social entrepreneurship, science and economic policy and is a PhD Student in Science and Technology Policy Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex.

Jessica has worked with EU Institutions in Brussels, on international research and development projects. She also worked as the Gender Focal Point of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mauritius Country Office. Her work also includes consulting for a Human Rights NGO based in South Africa, where she assisted victims of domestic violence and led an anti-Human Trafficking Campaign.

She is an avid volunteer and is a member of the Soroptimist International and the Institute of Directors.

Now based in France and Canada, her passion to advocate policies and sustainable strategies that directly benefit minority groups and the impoverished are what motivated her to co-found PATHFINDER.

For more on Jess, see LinkedIn.