Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for.
Jessie is an entrepreneur, professional writer, photographer, pianist, and activist. She has over ten years of experience working in the not-for-profit world, both in front-line work, administrative work, and operations management and strategy. She has skills in technical writing, research and grant writing, business development, networking, and communications. Jessie is also a professional public speaker.
Jessie has been involved in photography, from weddings to portraits, to events, for almost ten years. Her passion for adventure has led her to a number of exciting and unique photography experiences. In 2018 Jessie used her skills in photography to produce a photo series called Humans of Basic Income that amplifies the stories of the recipients of the prematurely canceled Basic Income Pilot Project in Ontario. Her photos have been exhibited across Canada and the world. In 2019, Jessie exhibited Humans of Basic Income at Supercrawl in Hamilton, Ontario, the CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto ON, the North American Basic Income Congress in New York City, USA, and the Basic Income Earth Congress in Hyderabad, India, to name a few. Humans of Basic Income has been published and featured in every major publication in Canada, as well as numerous influential international publications.
An accomplished classical pianist, Jessie has been playing piano for over twenty years. In 2015, she was a finalist in CBC's Piano Hero, a national contest for pianists. She ended up in the top 15 out of hundreds of pianists across the country. Her favorite composers to play are Franz Liszt and Debussy.
Jessie is also a writer, with work that is published in the Huffington Post.
Jessie lives in Hamilton, ON, and can be reached via e-mail, at [email protected]