Jessica Forbes

Liveris Academy Graduate

Jessica completed a Bachelor of Journalism/Arts, majoring in Psychology and Sociology in 2023.

Jessica is a social analyst and professional communicator, passionate about leveraging the voices of others through the power of inclusion. She has a concentrated interest in the not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors, working part time as a Diversity and Inclusion Social Analyst for Cred Consulting, as Head of Communications Oceania for UN affiliate GirlUp, and advising the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC).

Her work is informed by her undergraduate study of Journalism/Arts, majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She was a Stavros Niarchos scholar, and is proud to have achieved her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh International Awards. 

She graduated St Aidan’s AGS with an OP2 as an honours’ student in 2018 and was committed several leadership positions throughout her schooling years, including Prefect, STAGE Dance Captain, School Captain and Senior Captain of the Australian Girls’ Choir Brisbane Branch. Jessica was recognised for her contribution to leadership and community service at her school as a recipient of the Joyce Barret Memorial Award, and the Old Girls’ Association Commitment Award for dedication and consistent effort. 

Jessica enjoyed participating widely at UQ, as the Secretary of the Journalism and Communication Society and as a previous Secretary of the UQ Sociology Community. She is the Newsletter Editor in her local community, works as a social media coordinator for Girl Up Brisbane, participates in consulting work for Diversity Partners and has worked as a Documentarian Assistant for the ABC. She also volunteers at the pioneering Social Enterprise World Forum, and hopes to continue in the pursuit of meaningful work, which uplifts marginalised and silenced communities.

Jessica Forbes