Dubai is the fifth place Jessica has called home after growing up in South Africa then moving on after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. The travel bug bit early and she has lived and worked in Japan, Bali and Australia over six years. After working on community newspapers in Johannesburg she moved to Dubai in 2015 to edit a banking and finance publication. She moved over to consumer titles in 2019, working on Hello! Middle East, Cosmopolitan Middle East, and Ahlan!