Born and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, Jesslie grew up in Kohala.
She has three kids and loves being outdoors. Hiking, being in nature, finding new destinations, and getting reconnected are all soothing to her soul.
Jesslie received her Bachelor's degree from UH-Hilo and her Master's from UH-Mānoa. With nearly 20 years of experience in human services – amongst all age groups, various backgrounds, and areas of need – Jesslie believes God has prepared her and now put her in a place where she can best serve and carry out her purpose. She eagerly looks forward in doing her part to carry out Queen Liliʻuokalani's mission to help native Hawaiian children and their families thrive.
E onipaʻa kakou!