Born in Sydney, Australia, Jess grew up riding horses competitively and playing water polo. After completing school she left Australia to travel, starting in the US as a camp counsellor. She visited her brother who was volunteering on Kibbutz Tzeelim and fell in love with Israel. After almost two years on the Kibbutz she traveled throughout South East Asia, then moved to Ecuador to work at an English School. Jess has a diploma in Social Media Marketing. Israel was always going to be her final destination and she made Aliyah in July 2012. After exploring the corners of the earth, she is finally home.