Jess is an international educator, human rights practitioner, and literary arts advocate. She holds an MA in English Education from Columbia University. Her global leadership experience has included advancing innovative education models in China, India, South Korea, Ecuador, and the United States. She consults with a variety of human rights education organizations, including Human Rights Education Associates, The Council of Europe, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Generation Human Rights, and more. She is the Washington, D.C. Regional Representative for Human Rights Educators, USA, and a member of the NCTE Standing Committee on Global Citizenship.