Jess discovered circus during her freshman year of high school after enrolling in NECCA’s high school circus program through the Windham Regional Career Center. After her first day, she was hooked and continued the program each semester for the rest of her high school career. In addition, she joined NECCA’s Advanced Youth Troupe in 2016. Jess graduated from Brattleboro Union High School one year early after utilizing her school’s co-op program which allowed her to transform hours spent assisting youth circus classes into high school credits. She went on to join NECCA’s Professional Foundations Program with a focus in contortion. Jess loves to teach youth circus and beginner adults. Apart from circus she enjoys going to see live music and spending time in her house full of animals.