Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Jessica is YouthCO's Positive Programs Coordinator and the Assistant Director at Camp Moomba! In the past, she has been involved as the Positive Programs Intern, and as a Camp Moomba alumni volunteer.  She is happy to be back in such an awesome, supportive, fun space! Jessica is dedicated to volunteering and working with children and youth and is excited to bring that experience to her work here at YouthCO. In Jessica’s spare time, she enjoys conversing with friends outdoors, listening to Ed Sheeran’s musical talents, playing with her two cats, and is always down to have a caffeinated beverage or two.

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!