Jessica Franko

Manager, Pathy Foundation Fellowship

Jessica joined the Coady in June 2020 as the Pathy Foundation Fellowship Program Assistant, before transitioning to the role of Coordinator, Youth Programs in June 2022. In January 2023, Jessica transitioned to her current role as the Manager of the Pathy Foundation Fellowship. Prior to this, Jessica completed her own Pathy Foundation Fellowship (formerly OceanPath) in 2019-20, where she worked with two adult empowerment groups and their corporate partners in the Okavango Delta Panhandle and in Maun, Botswana. Her community interests and background encompass equitable livelihoods within the eco-tourism value-chain, Asset-Based Community-Driven Development, facilitation, capacity-building, adult education, transformative and experiential learning, and youth leadership. In her current role, Jessica brings prior experience in grassroots and national level non-profit work, international community organizing and facilitation, and program management experience. Jessica received a BAH medial in Global Development and Political Studies from Queen’s University in 2019, and is currently a MA student, studying Adult Education and Community Development.