Jessica is a former SXSW music festival programmer, having left the company in April after a fulfilling five-year run. She previously worked in venue operations, box office management and music promotion. She has a BA in journalism and public relations and a MS in entertainment business.
She left Austin, Texas in May to expand her cultural horizons and travelled across ten countries in five months. To make the most of her journey she launched Ear Swell, a travel and entertainment blog that focuses on the music and performing arts she encountered overseas. She plans to pick up where she left off when she embarks on her next adventures to Japan, Croatia and Cuba.
In Melbourne for the past two months, Jessica is immersing herself in the local music scene and facing new and exciting challenges as she navigates working in the entertainment industry abroad.