Jess works at the intersection of art, audio and deep ecology.
She has worked as a creative producer with Multicultural Arts Victoria and The Little Theatre Company, overseeing a number of large scale events, workshops, mentoring and creative development programs.
Up until January 2020, Jess co-presented and produced All Our Stories on PBS 106.7FM. The program aimed to shine a light on local stories and featured poets, writers, musicians and passionate minds who felt mis or under-represented in mainstream media. In the nearly 9 years broadcasting Jess interviewed over 800 guests, including musicians, visual artists, poets, academics, historians, activists, community leaders and curators.
Continuing her love for the art of radio and broadcast, she continues to work as a freelance audio producer, creating podcasts and radio documentaries for the ABC, Monash University, Arts Centre Melbourne and Climactic. Her latest piece explored the history and culture of Werribee South's Market Gardens and was broadcast on ABC Radio National in March 2022.
Jess is also an experienced grant writer, securing funding from local, state and federal government to execute events, music and video productions and community engagement programs. She has been an advisory panel assessor for the Creative Victoria VicArts grants.
In 2020 Jess completed her Masters of Environment with Distinction, researching the impact of environmental policy and action from the global to the local level. She is now working as Sustainability Project Officer at the Werribee River Association, delivering immersive nature experiences, community connections, volunteer support and presentations on all things to do with waste and sustainability.
Using her skills as a sound artist and journalist, Jess continues to use creative expression to inform environmental awareness and action.