Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Leiden University. After her bachelor’s degree, she obtained a master’s degree in political science at the University of Amsterdam with a specialization in political economy.
During her studies, Jessica gained two years of experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its think tank, The West Wing. Here she has developed policy proposals about the future of work and the geopolitical repositioning of the Netherlands on behalf of several directorates. In addition, Jessica worked at Deloitte for one and a half year. She worked in the Risk Advisory service line in two teams, both at an international and national firm level. Her work tapped into various themes with diverse clients, ranging from research and engagements for the United Nations to analyzing sustainability risks for large commercial clients.
Jessica is fluent in Dutch, English and Russian.