Jessica Hawley is the newest member of The RAP Project and is responsible for developing our Primary School RAP presentations. Born and raised in Mexico City, then pursued her degree at Colgate University In New York and studied Political Science and Philosophy. As a student, she headed a community outreach programme with local secondary schools targeting at-risk teenagers.
Following university, she worked as a Social Worker in New York City and delivered workshops on topics including sexual health and drug prevention before moving to London with her husband. She received her MA in Education at King’s College London and then went on to gain a PGCE qualification as a Secondary School teacher in Citizenship and PSHE from the Institute of Education.
She’s passionate about empowering parents to talk to their children about self- esteem and sexual health. She believes young people need to be nurtured to care for themselves, to care for others and to keep that care at the heart of their sexual lives. Her motivation is based on work experience, research and most importantly, raising her three daughters.