Jessie Nowling

Program Coordinator

Jessie was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and has been living in Northern Virginia since 2014. She studied Interdisciplinary Humanities with an emphasis in English Language at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Her studies, paired with a lifelong love of reading, have been some of the most motivating factors in encouraging others to involve themselves in improving their own lives and the lives of those around them. 

Following graduation, Jessie took an internship at the Wien Museum Karlsplatz in Vienna, Austria where she developed German-English communications for the museum’s newly installed exhibit, “Wiener Typen.” She continued in the museum career path after moving to Virginia, working at the President Woodrow Wilson House assisting with development, communications, and educational programming.

Jessie joined the Inspire Virginia team eager to transfer her career to a field that fills a more immediate need by empowering young people through civic action and developing leadership skills. She enjoys working with students and seeing them take on and succeed in new responsibilities that will serve them throughout their lives. 

When she’s not in the office, Jessie is helping to direct and host the annual Lonely Hearts Film Festival or reading A Wrinkle in Time for roughly the 43rd time.

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