Jessica is Anishinaabe-French from the Batchewana First Nation, and has lived in Northern Ontario her whole life. She is the Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth Movement, an Indigenous led, and settler supported collaborative seeking to change the country now known as Canada by changing relationships between young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. As a volunteer, she is a Board member of Turtle Island Institute, Thinking Rock Community Arts, and a member of the Core Team for the Youth Social Infrastructure Collaborative (YSI). Jessica has a BA in Economics from Carleton University. She has travelled across Turtle Island and internationally, in order to learn about the conditions that might be necessary for communities to shift and transform complex systems through dialogue and strategic action.
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