Jess has had a successful career at the intersection of social enterprise, philanthropy, and politics. Jess formerly served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. Prior to this, Jess served in the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation where she supported the creation of the Impact Economy agenda, which examines how public policy can create an enabling environment to increase impact investing, scale social and hybrid enterprises, and expand corporate social responsibility. Jess also served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Price Family Charitable fund.
Currently Jess is the Director of Advance for the Bernie Sanders Campaign.