In 2011 Jess graduated with distinction from the University of Nottingham where she tutored on the first and second year of the Bachelor of Architecture course. She holds a first class honours degree in Architecture also from Nottingham University. Jess was an intern at SOM in Chicago where she worked on a variety of large scale international projects. She has worked for the artist Bridget Riley as a studio assistant in France, helping in the preparation of the National Gallery wall-drawing, Composition with Circles. Jess feels that architecture should have a strong attachment to site and cultural, historical and social contexts. She is also interested in architectural representation and graphics as a way of communicating ideas about buildings.
Jess was educated in France and is bi-lingual French-English.