Jessica is a Senior Fund Manager at Rethink Ireland.
She graduated with an M.A. in Drama and Theatre from NUI, Galway following undergraduate studies in Speech and Language Therapy in the UK. Jessica has worked in the education, disability, arts and community development sectors in Ireland creating local and strategic partnerships to develop innovative ways to affect positive social change.
Jessica is also an Advanced Level WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) trainer and has recently completed an MSc in Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion with the University of Hertfordshire. Her work is informed by her study of optimism, social role valorisation theory, and community development as well as the values that underpin the recovery philosophy.
When she’s not working on her tiny dream home in the West, Jessica likes to (privately) sing along to musical numbers at the top of her voice… and occasionally dips her toe in the Atlantic.