Jess is a co-manager of the Burma program. She joined Inter Pares in June 2023 and focuses on our health programming.
Jess has worked in solidarity with civil society groups from Burma for the last 16 years, based both in Thailand and Burma. Her work has focused on building the capacity of communities and organizations to do effective research, advocacy and communications, and strengthening coalitions and networks of civil society organizations. With international organizations in Burma, Jess lead programs on freedom of religion, freedom of expression and assembly, anti-discrimination, ethnic rights, business and human rights, land use and natural resource management. She has also worked as a consultant with local and international organizations on project management, development and communications and advocacy.