Jess was born in Montreal and raised in the suburbs of Toronto. She spent her childhood going to camp, cycling, hiking, swimming and snowboarding. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Sociology.

Jess first got bit by the travel bug when she got the opportunity to study abroad in England for a semester in 2014. Since then, she has participated in international work programs in both the UK and Australia and has backpacked around Europe, Australia, New Zealand and most recently South-East Asia.

Jess has just moved back home to Toronto after being abroad for three years. She is excited to be joining the NYQUEST team in a role that combines her passions for travel, the outdoors and career aspirations in marketing/communications.