Jessica Gesund is an Analyst at the World Bank’s Gender Group. She supports monitoring, reporting and knowledge management activities for the Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality, a World Bank Group multi-donor trust fund financing research, impact evaluations and data to help policy makers and practitioners close gender gaps across different regions and sectors. Jessica has over 4 years of experience working in social inclusion and gender at the World Bank, where she has focused on matters related to increasing women’s access to better jobs. She has a M.A in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University and B.A. in Sociology, and International and Global Studies from Brandeis University.