Jessica is a communications specialist focusing on Islamic-Western relations in the context of government, diplomacy, community and policing. A convert to Islam (2004), she returned to Australia with ABC in 2011, having spent seven years broadcasting in the MENA region. Jessica is a Juris Doctor candidate with Monash University Law School, holds the elected position of Company Secretary and National Secretariat for the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI) and is the host of the AACCI Business Webinar Series. Jessica is also on the Women’s Advisory Board for the Board of Imams of Victoria (BOIV), which provides strategic advocacy to increase women’s participation in leadership and decision making.