Jess is a former “drop-off voter” on a mission to get Millennials to punch at their weight as 40% of the electorate. She does that as Co-founder and CEO of Motivote, a digital platform that uses behavioral nudges and positive peer pressure to make voting easy, social and rewarding. Before launching Motivote, Jess started her career with Teach for America, leading first-grade classrooms in New Orleans and Newark. As a consultant with Cause Strategy Partners, she advised nonprofits and foundations on board governance. She also led impact evaluation efforts for an ed tech startup, Kinvolved. While earning her MPA in Social Impact, Innovation and Investment from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, Jess served on the Rockefeller Foundation’s social finance team. Jess holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Political Economy from the University of Pennsylvania.