Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team


Jessica Jacobson

Technical Specialist

Jessica joined SDDirect’s technical team in 2012, and has since worked across a range of research and implementation projects focused primarily on economic empowerment and the prevention of gender-based violence.


She holds an MSc in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also holds a BA in Anthropology and French from Tulane University in New Orleans, during which time she spent a year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Jessica is currently on a one-year sabbatical, living in South Africa and studying social entrepreneurship.