Jessi is a passionate and far too idealistic person who is committed to trying every day to make a difference in the world. She was born and raised in Virginia and attended Jewish day school for 13 years. It was during this education that Jessi found feminism. She started questioning why, as a female, she needed to sit behind a wall during prayers. She began to protest why rules for women were different in Judaism. And she learned to contemplate how she could spend her life shattering these inequalities. Such contemplation led Jessi to a major in women's studies at the University of Virginia and a focus on fighting gender violence at Stanford Law School. During her time in higher education, Jessi worked with comfort women in South Korea, spent much of her free time at the Rape Crisis Clinic, and volunteered to ensure undocumented female workers were paid their due overtime wages. With these experiences, Jessi left law school knowing exactly what she wanted to do with her life: fight sexual violence. About a year out of Stanford, Jessi joined the United States Attorney's Office of Washington, D.C., where she prosecutes child and adult sexual assault as well as sex trafficking cases. Through this work, Jessi aims to make a difference on a micro level, working to support victims through the most difficult struggles of their lives.