Manager of Engagement and Partnerships, Centre for Employment Innovation
Jess Popp joined the Centre for Employment Innovation in 2017. As an experiential educator and passionate environmental scientist, Jess has been using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education as a tool to facilitate changes in youth development and career awareness. She has extensive experience designing and delivering hands-on, learner-centered workshops for youth, post-secondary and graduate students, volunteers, and professionals. Inspired by community-driven development, Jess has collaborated with a variety of sectors to create programs that empower communities, emphasize transferable skill development, and prepare individuals to become critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Jess is eager to bring together voices and ideas from across Nova Scotia to help foster a more resilient and effective workforce.
Jess has a MSc (Aquatic Ecology & Predation) from the University of Saskatchewan and a BSc (Biology & Environmental Studies) from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She also holds certificates in Asset-Based Community-Led Development from the Coady Institute, IAP2’s Planning and Techniques for Effective Public Participation from Delaney & Associates, and Group Facilitation Methods from ICA Associates.