Jess's love for We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) began in 2008 when she was selected to be a mentor to Josephine, a Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader from Kenya. The Mentorship proved to be a life changing experience. In 2010, Jess was appointed Chief Mentor for Three Dot Dash to run and continue to develop the Mentor program. She also serves as curator to WAFF’s TEDxTeen program. Tapping into her past life as a brand consultant, Jess creates strategic content driven programs to help further the WAFF and Three Dot Dash brands. Jess is also Founder of Under the Acacia, a nonprofit that works on sustainable community development in Kenya.
As a consultant she has worked with many leading international think tank platforms on both content and production including TED Conferences, the Global Creative Leadership Summit and the UN Youth Assembly. She is committed to building networks that support the ideas and work of young leaders. In her previous life, she was a Director of Special Events at Vogue Magazine and spent a decade working with top luxury brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger and Carolina Herrera, producing fashion shows and events around the world.