Jess Strait

Data Systems Manager & Advocacy Specialist

In her dual role, Jess oversees IT operations and Days for Girls advocacy programming in high-income countries.

Jess became involved with Days for Girls in 2018 as a founder and president of the Penn State Club, where she led a campus-wide menstrual cup distribution, conducted a menstrual health needs assessment, and ran sewing operations for the club.

Jess is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Data Sciences and a minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Her thesis focused on period stigma among college students. She specializes in business intelligence, database administration, and machine learning.

In her free time, Jess enjoys yoga, traveling, and watching cooking shows.