“If ever there was an innovator, she’s it.” - Former President Bill Clinton
He was right! At the young age of 19, Jessica invented the SOCCKET ball, an energy generating soccer ball that provides off-grid power for the developing world. This led to the founding, at age 22, of Uncharted Play, a renewable energy company that specializes in motion-based, miniaturized power systems. Jessica, at just 26 years old, then expanded her reach to global infrastructural projects. She became the Co-Founder and Executive Director of a 30 megawatt hydropower dam in Nigeria called KDDC. Jessica is currently serving as an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship for Nigeria, where she holds dual citizenship.
Because of her work with governments both in the U.S. and internationally, President Barack Obama invited Jessica to the White House to represent small companies for the signing of the America Invents Act in 2012.
After Jessica graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes, she earned a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jessica has received many awards and accolades for her outstanding work in her field. She has been named Fortune’s 2015 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes 2014 30 under 30, Black Enterprise’s 2013 Innovator of the Year, and the Harvard Foundation 2012 Scientist of the Year, just to name a few.