Phone: +27 21 424 3346
Jessica Ilunga has been a facilitator with the Global Citizenship Program at the University of Cape Town, doing work in social justice education. She recently completed her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning as a 2018 Mandela Rhodes Scholar. Her research focused on the role of radical planning in achieving urban justice. Her undergraduate was in Civil Engineering.
Her passion for human-centred innovation led Jessica to recently complete a design thinking foundation course at UCT’s Hasso Plattner Institute for Design thinking.
Jessica’s mission is to help create more socially-conscious and wholehearted professionals and leaders in Africa who work towards the betterment of the continent through transdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.
Jessica was born in Tsu, a small town in Japan and grew up in Likasi, DRC and East London, South Africa. Her hobbies include her passion for writing personal essays and poetry; and photography.