Jess is a senior at Boston University studying advertising with a focus in psychology. Throughout her life, she has been driven by her curiosity about the world and is in the pursuit of understanding why people do the things that they do on an anthropological, neurological, and spiritual level. She believes that human connection is the most important thing on this planet and identifies as a meaning junkie. When she’s not hopping around the US with her dog Rocky, she can be found teaching yoga, going on adventures with strangers and friends, and chasing sunrises.
Why are you passionate about psychedelic-assisted healing?
We live in an extraordinary time where we have access to psychedelics and plant medicines that are being continuously proven to allow our brains to connect, communicate, and rewire in ways that help us truly understand and heal our traumas at the deepest levels. They help us get to the root cause of what’s going on inside of our brains and to a place where we can choose to conquer it. I know that psychedelics are not the full answer. They can’t cure mental illness or do the healing for us- only we can do that. But psychedelics can be a part of the answer for a lot of people. They were for me. And if I can help at least one person find them and use them in a way that is in service of themselves and those around them, then that is enough for me.
What do you believe is your gift to the universe?
Empathy and love
Anything else interesting you’d like to share?
Two of my most prized possessions are my space suit and light-up shoes. You never know when you might need them!