Jessie Peter is a Graduate Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion and a doctoral student in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. She is a Global Family, Health and Wellbeing scholar whose research interests lie in women and gender studies, family communication patterns, and structural vulnerabilities. Currently, she studies about susceptible families who have experienced trauma. Specifically, family factors which contribute to human trafficking; & innovate and sustainable measures of prevention.
Prior to pursuing graduate studies in UNL, she was a school counsellor at Bala Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School in Chennai, India. She has acquired BS-Psychology, from Madras University, India, and MS -Counselling Psychology with specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bangalore University, India.