I am Jessie
"Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world"
For the past 20 years I worked in real estate development in Eugene, San Diego, Sydney, London, & San Francisco. Hustling and working since age fourteen I supported myself through college - finance at University of Oregon & grad school in Sydney at UNSW - sustainable development & construction management. I really loved so much of the industry and I worked up to an executive focused on getting big shiny buildings approved and built.
However - once I "arrived" at what I had been chasing for years I realized I was chasing the wrong path. Gulp! After being laid off I had the choice to get another job or consult. Instead I decided to be courageous and make a decision based off of love and not fear. To go after my vision to help people learn to nourish the most valuable real estate - their mind and bodies.
Since childhood I dealt with a ridiculous amount of chronic health challenges including ear & sinus infections, mono twice, severe allergies, stomach ulcer, degenerative back issues and the list goes on. Through these struggles I visited every type of traditional Dr. and alternative medicine providers. I am now grateful for this ongoing struggle because it led me to learn the tools to live a healthy vibrant life. I am no longer trapped in a cycle of feeling sick and scared of getting more sick and staying sick forever. Oh wow is it delicious feeling vibrant again!
A nomad at heart I have traveled to 48 countries and counting. I thrive from immersing myself into new cultures. Although in all my travels and years of working I realized I was most proud of building schools, helping kids read, and learning to travel within to nourish myself than any shiny building I had worked on. So here we are my friend - NourishX combines my loves for impact & service.
Propelled by Purpose
From the core I believe together we can use education to improve our own lives and the lives of others. After reading “The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change”by Adam Braun the founder of Pencils of Promise (PoP). Who was inspired at 25 years old and with just $25 started his mission to build just one school. Fast forward over10 years later PoP has built over 525 schools. Inspiring - right?!
Five years ago I was propelled into action after finishing the book and started to fundraise for one school. This experience transformed me! To date I have fundraised to build 5 schools and counting.
After my first school was hooked on building more schools but I desired to find a way to transfer the feeling of building schools to the kids in non profits I worked with in San Francisco.
As a kid I struggled with reading being dyslexic. I was astounded when I found out that 85% of the kids I was helping locally where reading drastically below age level. Which is where the Read to Build program I created was born in 2016 and has grown to serve 300 local summer readers - incentivized with a fun summer reading program where I gave kids the power to unlock the fundraising dollars I earn for them to build schools. With your help supporting NourishX we will spread the impact of education.
Giving local inner city kids the ability to give back to children around the world. I was moved by seeing the transformation in the kids who realized the power of their actions. The readers receive reading certificates and backpacks for completing their reading hours. As many of the kids don't have the resources for their own school supplies.
I have a vision that every kid in the world will be provided the tools for a quality education and have their basic needs met. My drive for giving back is my fuel to serve and why 50% of profits are donated to my purpose partners.
I believe in creating a better world by being our best selves. NourishX is here to provide you the daily rituals to combat chronic stress and help you live a vibrant life.
With NourishX I am here to provide you fun science based tips that you can incorporate into your life so you can feel delicious too!
We are on this adventure together!! I believe in you! Let's go!!