Jess joined ClimateWorks in May 2016 as a Project Manager. Prior to joining the team, Jess worked as a Project Manager and Project Consultant for Victoria Legal Aid, managing a range of service improvement and policy development projects to improve access to legal services as well as undertaking feasibility work for the Independent Mental Health Advocacy Program . Jess also worked as a Policy Analyst for the Victorian Council of Social Service where she held the policy portfolios of Climate Change, Emergency Management and Transport and as a Senior Trainer for the Monash Sustainability Development Institute’s GreenSteps program.
As a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s McCaughey Centre, Jess co-authored several publications on social and health impacts of climate change. Jess hold a Bachelors of Arts (Socio-linguistics), Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Environment from the University of Melbourne.