Jessica's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    San Jose Team

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    New York, NY

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 4

  • ON DVD:

JESSICA JIJI

Newswriter
United Nations

“There's nothing wrong with looking for what makes you feel good.”

INTERESTS:

Government Journalism Writing

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Hard Work Inspiration Passion Struggle

FOUNDATION:

Helping People

TAGS:

change the world, changing the world, grunt work, happiness, humanity, international, possibilities, proving yourself

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Fell into her job “backwards.”
  • Was working at the U.N. for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and fell in love with the place.
  • Started out doing grunt work, wasn’t getting credit, bylines for her work.
  • Her first contract was only for five days, says she had to “really prove herself in those five days.”
  • Now works as a newswriter covering breaking international developments
  • Writes fiction and nonfiction books and screenplays on the side.
  • Says there are a variety of ways to change the world and they all have value.
  • Believes that finding happiness is “the major goal.”

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