Jessica is currently pursuing a DPhil in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research explores the global paradigm shift of cannabis policy reform and the influence of commercialization. She has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork since 2015 beginning with her joint honors degree in International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St. Andrews. She was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence, is a 2018 John Blundell Scholar and a recipient of grants from St. Hildas College.
Jessica is the Founder and Managing Director of international cannabis consultancy firm, The Global C. She also is co-founder of entOURage Network, a platform and network for women to engage, to be empowered and to explore opportunities in the legal cannabis market.
Jessica has been invited to speak globally, as a resource for YPO’s Summit 420 in California and at various events in the UK. She was an official delegate at the UN’s 61st and 62nd meetings of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs and an observer at the WHOs 40th and 41st ECDD Session for the review of cannabis, CBD, THC and extracts and resin.
Jessica is part of Prohibition Partners’ Expert Panel Board as the expert on the European Legal Framework of Cannabis and is a contributing author for CannaTech. Beyond her academics, Jessica founded the 501(c)3 Giveable Giggles when
she was 13 years old. She was named as one of Impact Squared’s #100FacesofImpact based on her charity’s work.