Jesse has an extended major in Peace and Conflict Studies, a single major in Ancient History and Honours in International Relations (her thesis was applying conflict resolution techniques to benefit children in post-conflict situations). She works with children aged 4 to 6 years in democratic play-based education. She is active in the international democratic educators community and has been published in both an edited book and the Social Alternatives Journal. Jesse travels whenever time and finances allow and has travelled to 16 countries so far. She loves mountain climbing, rock climbing and is hoping to become mediocre at surfing soon.