Jess graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia having moved to the U.S. on a field hockey scholarship. After university, Jess worked as a legal assistant in Bristol and then moved into market research, joining the YouGov graduate scheme. Jess has always wanted to work in sport outside of coaching or teaching and made the transition into the sport industry in May 2017 when she joined Two Circles.
Jess threw herself into all sorts of sports when she was young including judo, ballet, gymnastics and football. From Year 9 she started to focus on hockey, playing for England U16 and U18. This wasn’t a surprise as hockey runs in Jess’s family – both her uncle and two cousins played for England and her parents met playing hockey! She continues to play on a regular basis and has just finished her first season at Hampstead and Westminster. Aside from hockey, Jess is a strong runner and completed her first marathon soon after joining Two Circles.