Jess holds a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs in International Development with concentrations in Intelligence and Diplomacy. Jess has previous experience on issues of security, intelligence, economic research, and foreign policy in Europe and more specifically, the Caucasus region. Having previously interned at the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia for the Political Section and the International Rescue Committee in New York, she has worked on a number of issues regarding conflict zones and humanitarian security.
She is currently a think tank member at the Association for Political Risk Analysis (APRA) working on issues of military responses and multilateral policy strategies. Jess enjoys learning languages and is learning Farsi.
Languages: English, Russian, French, Portuguese
A Smart City approach that catalyses equality and inclusivity and diminishes the perpetuation of existing inequalities is a necessary step in preventing one of the major shortcomings of smart city planning: a lack of inclusion.
Human trafficking in all of its forms significantly hinders both human and economic development. As Europe faces the Covid-19 pandemic, human traffickers may become less of a priority for government officials, creating a more dangerous situation for those who are trafficked.