Jessica studied a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Distinction from the University of New South Wales where she was a Co-op Scholar. With a commitment to bridging the worlds of business and social impact to support financial inclusion, she will undertake a Master of Business Administration at Columbia Business School with a specialisation in social impact. She aims to use the knowledge and skills gained from her MBA to provide access to inclusive financial services which are affordable, safe, and appropriate for the needs of vulnerable Australians. Jessica has hands-on experience in microfinance through her studies and internships in Indonesia on a New Colombo Plan Scholarship in 2018. She currently works as a strategy consultant at L.E.K. Consulting and as a volunteer coach for socioeconomically disadvantaged girls at the Harding Miller Education Foundation and also conducts monitoring and evaluation of development programs in Indonesia for the Nusa Tenggara Association.