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Jessica will be working alongside Kyle and Adam as part of Nesta Scotland, working on projects such as Sharelab and The Healthier Lives Data Fund

Prior to Nesta, Jessica was working for the Humanitarian Academy for Development (part of Islamic Relief Worldwide) as a Programme and Grants Coordinator, where she was responsible for generating funds and developing new business into a variety of services through grant and bid applications. She completed an MA in Religion, Conflict and Globalisation in 2016 at the University of Groningen, specialising in migrant identity and the asylum process in the Netherlands. 

Jessica has always been interested in travel and has lived in Italy, Spain, Cambodia, Turkey, and the Netherlands - but she is excited to be based back in her native Scotland after many years away. In her spare time, she can normally be found trying her hand at various arts and crafts, reading, listening to podcasts, visiting new cities/beaches, or out walking with her Sprocker Spaniel.