Jessica is Child Protection Policy Advisor at World Vision. She joined World Vision U.S.’s advocacy and government relations team in 2011. In her role, she conducts policy research and analysis on child protection issues such child trafficking, child protection in emergencies, and child labor, works within coalitions to influence U.S. foreign policy and assistance, and equips advocates with resources on child protection policy. She is the co-author of two policy reports on protection of children and U.S. foreign policy and programming and a report on child protection in South Sudan.
4/01/2016: Relevant Magazine: The world can’t ignore what’s happening in South Sudan
2/25/2015: Huffington Post Live: The truth behind South Sudan’s children, stricken by one year of war
11/13/2015: The Washington Post: South Sudan thought it solved its child soldier problem. It hasn’t.
12/12/2014: Huffington Post Impact: Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home
12/19/2014: The World Post: How the world’s newest country went from hope to horror in one year