Jess joined UCEC in November 2018 and is the Head of Project Advancement. Currently, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Children’s Development Centres and supporting British nurseries and kindergartens to land in China. Her other projects include AI education and curriculum development.

Jess is passionate about education and volunteered for two years as a mentor for Children Heard and Seen, a children’s charity in Oxford during her studies there. Jess graduated from the University of Oxford with an MPhil degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. During this time, she conducted extensive research on criminal justice policy and sentencing laws.

Jess also holds a First Class degree in Criminology from Durham University, where her main focus was on youth crime. Her graduate thesis was about China’s ‘Left-Behind Children’, and the effects that disparity of access to education can have on children’s general well-being.

Jess is currently studying part-time for her second Master’s degree in Child Development at the Institute of Education at UCL, London.