Jessica was recently named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She has also been recognized as Canada's Top 30 Under 30 and a Woman of Inspiration
Jessica has previously been featured on ABC News, SharkTank, the Huffington Post, and Financial Post among others, for her professional and philanthropic endeavours.
She is best known for her work as the founder of Global Professionals Practicum (GPP), a youth-led social enterprise dedicated to investing in and developing young adults pursuing STEM careers in underserved communities. It was recognized at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Barack Obama.
Jessica is currently a management consultant at Deloitte; leading teams in strategy and technology to advise Fortune 500 clients. Previously, she served as UN Youth Ambassador and helped develop the SDGs.
Additionally, Jessica is passionate about humanitarian issues and is involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors.
She gives back to the entrepreneurial community as a member of Venture for Canada’s Advisory Board and a committee member at the Empire Club of Canada.
She also serves as a board member of the UN International Youth Council & UN Women, consulting on global humanitarian youth issues and recently represented Canada at the United Nations Youth Assembly.
Notably, she has been granted lifetime membership to Canada's Women's Executive Network, the Canadian Board Diversity Council and the U.S. Department of State International Exchange Alumni (during the Obama administration) whose members include Nobel Laureate Mohammed Yunnus and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Jessica shares her stories in entrepreneurship and philanthropy as a storyteller.
She recently gave a TEDx talk and is an experienced keynote speaker. Past speaking engagements include the United Nations General Assembly (New York), the World Business Dialogue (Berlin) and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers (San Francisco).
She is also featured contributor at Huffington Post and Thrive Global; and her thought leadership is leveraged by Fortune 500s and educational institutions including Queen's and Cornell University.
Jessica is a global traveler who has lived in North America, Europe, and Asia.