Jessica Shonk

Jessica is a social worker and currently manages the Emergency Relief program in Red Cross and has been working with asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in varying capacities for the Red Cross over the past 4 ½ years.

She originally studied psychology which led to working in the mental health sector for six years, both in Sydney and London before going back to uni to study social work. The social work student placement exposed Jessica to asylum seeker communities and the issues they face which ignited a passion for working in the migration space. Along the way she also worked with migrant women who have experienced domestic, family violence whose stories have stayed with her and is an area of special interest.