Jessie went to Penelakut Island with a short-term young adult team from Indiana in 2011, when she was on summer break from her teaching position in Indianapolis.
In 2012 she applied to come as a ROOTS intern for 6 weeks! She fell in love with the people of Penelakut. She continued to intern for both summers 2013 and 2014. Jessie decided to commit full time to NAIM.
Jessie hopes to leverage her teaching experience to bring reconciliation to schools and Native communities with Christ’s love.