After completion of her nurse training at King’s College, London, Jess specialised in caring for those with HIV/AIDS, working at the infectious disease unit in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.
In 2002 Jess was awarded the Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She then went on to work as a surgical nurse in Gambia and Sierra Leone. On completion of an MSc in Public Health Jess travelled to Botswana where she worked for 12 months amongst the local HIV/AIDS population providing support for local healthcare workers.
Jess will be in Zimbabwe for a year on her first MSF mission. In between her time abroad Jess is based in Exeter, Devon, where she divides her time between medical repatriation work, emergency care and travel health nursing. (She likes thunder storms, camping trips, music and cake )