Jessica lives in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
She is the Chair of Resources for the Youth Council. Jessica completed a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Victoria. Passionate about sustainability education, she spent two summers running science summer camps in Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations communities on Vancouver Island. Her interest in international development was ignited during a recent six month placement with the African Institute of Urban Management (Institut Africain de Gestion Urbaine) in Dakar, Senegal where she was involved in a variety of waste management projects. Jessica currently travels across the country with the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s AquaVan delivering ocean science education programs to schools and communities. She is also an active board member of the United Nations Association of Canada — Vancouver branch. Jessica is excited to bring her passion for climate justice and Indigenous justice to the Youth Council.