Jess graduated from Hagley Theatre Company in 2017 where she gained a diploma in performing arts. There she acted in numerous productions. Her stand out was as lead female Linda in Deborah Gearings' Burn. There she also did stage management, technical production and play writing.
Jess’s goal for 2019 is to be accepted in performing arts management at Toi Whakaari. Eventually she would like to join the Court Theatre Team.
Jess has been a volunteer at the Court Theatre over the last few years as a court supporter and also assisted the stage managers in Venus in Fur, Puff the Magic Dragon and Easy Money.