Jess was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY spending her first 12 years on Pelham Road and the next 10 on Mt. Joy Place attending the same elementary, middle and high schools as her father and older brother – with a detour for half of middle
school to a school neither of the other Levy’s attended.
After graduating from New Rochelle High School and spending the summer teaching archery at day camp and scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins it was off to SUNY Binghamton for college. After 4 amazing years at Binghamton with summers back home teaching swimming and life guarding, it was off to San Francisco where her brother had moved a year earlier.
Soon after arriving in San Francisco with her friend Emily, Jess began working in fundraising first at an environmental organization and today for San Francisco Opera. In her 10 years in San Francisco, Jess has developed an appreciation for great food and wine and met the love of her life,Bryan.