Jess was an intern at the Intellectual Forum in 2021.
Jess worked with the Intellectual Forum on the intersection between sustainable period provision and period poverty. She was interested in how developments in low and zero-waste menstruation technologies might be able to help people in period poverty. Her research focused on the barriers to and benefits of sustainable period products as a form of period poverty aid, with a view to providing beneficiary-led recommendations on local service provision.
Jess will undertake an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies at Trinity Hall college next year. Her MPhil research will focus on the role of gender performance in the experience of displacement and in navigating European asylum systems.
In the future, she hopes to work in the NGO and charity sector and is especially interested in gendered gaps in aid provision.