With one goal in mind to provide girls around the world with education opportunities and to encourage women around the world to follow their passions, here is a snapshot of the ladies behind DiscoverHER Project.
Jess Poon – Co-Founder & Visionary
Personality Type – ENFJ
Jess is an extrovert-introvert who has a ‘healthy’ obsession with chai lattes and jalapeño bagels. She has one of those voices that you would pretty much immediately recognize, which you can say complements her sunny deposition and upbeat attitude. You can count on her for almost saying yes to any adventure or opportunity – that is, with the exception of needles.
Jess has a Communications & Event Management background and is passionate about organizations and brands that support education, entrepreneurship, and women’s and children’s well-being. She admires a child’s imagination and their innate creativity; two things she believes are some of the most powerful tools a young entrepreneur can have. Her heart and journey for girl leadership started young, where she spent a handful of years mentoring and empowering youth in her community.
Growing up, Jess never truly felt like she belonged. She struggled with self-identity and self-confidence in her early adolescent years until she decided to step outside of her comfort zone and invested in herself. It was then she realized that her potential to do more and empower others was always within her, and nowhere else.
When she is not pouring her heart into DiscoverHERProject, you can catch her with a book in her hand, snapping photos, or planning her next travel destination on the bucket list. Fun fact? Jess made a promise to herself to see a different part of the world every year on her birthday during her twenties and is excited to be reaching that goal!
Go-to cheat meal: Pasta– preferably with Rosé or Vodka Sauce…
Favorite Travel Spot Up to date: It’s a tie between Santorini and Lagos, Portugal
Collect Anything? Postcards from each destination I have traveled to!
Happy Hour Order: Glass of Cab Sauv or a Gin and Tonic
Embarrassing fact: I used a can-opener for the first time at age 23. Don’t ask.
If I had to describe Samantha in one word, it would be – FEARLESS. Despite how many lemons life have thrown at her, Sam has never been the one to back down. She truly embraces life to the fullest and makes the best lemonade anyone could ever have!
Personality Type – ENFJ