SIM Alumni

Jessica Chaplin

Development Manager, Sophia Foundation

With a passion for the different aspects of businesses, Jessica is very interested in finding more efficient ways of tackling social issues from an entrepreneurial perspective. Having worked in a recruiting agency and the marketing division of a SA Breweries, she realized that the corporate world wouldn’t give her what she was looking for. After travelling through the USA and Latin America she went on to take a course in Managing Social and Environmental Responsibility to learn more about the social sector. Jessica is interested in connecting and building with likeminded changemakers in the Durban, South Africa, area to address environmental protection and recycling. Before joining Sophia Foundation she worked as Entrepreneur Advancement Manager with LifeCo UnLtd SA.