Jessie Horder-Geraghty

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Jessie is driven by a desire to find innovative ways to improve lives through working in a diverse range of sectors. She has professional experience drawing on data analysis and economic theory to provide insights on tough policy problems.

She has also worked extensively to provide strategic insights, workshop delivery and team management for education-related not-for-profit organisations (NFPs). Jessie is passionate about combining strong research skills with a collaborative approach to deliver practical, enduring solutions.

Influential work

  • Developed a framework and research base to understanding the social housing sector and inform policy recommendations for a major policy think-tank
  • Designed and implemented an outreach strategy for education NFPs, delivering a comprehensive financial accessibility discount scheme and increased financial viability and regional outreach investment
  • Led a team to develop a new event registration system for education NFP United Nations (UN) Youth Victoria, resulting in registrations increasing by 32 % on the previous year
  • Delivered and co-facilitated leadership and professional development sessions for volunteers at one of Australia’s largest youth-run NFPs.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Jessie was a researcher at the Grattan Institute in the Australian Perspectives and Household Finances teams. She also served as a director for UN Youth Victoria, helping to deliver educational programs about international relations and human rights to Victorian students. In this position she oversaw improvements in the regional outreach and financial viability of the programs she managed. Jessie is now working to organise a week-long event that will bring together 60 of Australia’s brightest young students to learn about solving pressing contemporary challenges.

Jessie holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne.

In her spare time...

Jessie loves finding new cafes to read and people-watch in. The rest of the time she can be found out and about in the wilderness.