About the Author

1098314_10151781340353658_982001837_nJessie Landerman is a master in public policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is passionate about using technology and communications to promote civic engagement and empowerment, particularly among women and marginalized populations.

Before pursuing graduate school, Jessie spent more than eight years working with non-profits in the US and Latin America to advance sustainable community development, often through technology and communications interventions. She worked as a documentary filmmaker in Argentina and Nicaragua, helping draw attention to the most pressing needs of the rural poor.

Jessie was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in cultural anthropology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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