Before founding #StandforLIFE, Jess attended Baylor University and went on to work as a photojournalist. Jess' life was changed on August 6, 2015 when #StandforLIFE was started after she shared the first life filter on her personal social media accounts. Within days, thousands joined Jess in discussing the life issue in a new way: through stories. Jess is a dedicated Founder and a fierce believer in the vision of Stand for Life. Jess lives in Dallas with her husband, Blake, and their two young sons, Henry and Wade.