Jesse McCommon

Jesse has recently graduated with a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne. She draws on experience from the not-for-profit sector, and begins her career at HAG bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and fresh to the sector. Her previous experience draws connections to HAG’s focus on localisation, inclusion and women’s empowerment.

Jesse previously interned for HAG in the final semester of her studies. She contributed to the Humanitarian Horizons research program, working on the localisation baseline for the Solomon Islands, and also helping to develop a new stream of research surrounding climate change. Jesse is passionate about climate change as a humanitarian issue and is dedicated to elevating this profile in our region.

Jesse’s current work involves continued research on the humanitarian impact and response to climate change. She is also working on the Humanitarian Horizons Blueprint for Change, assisting with comprehensive systems mapping for humanitarian reform at the country level. Additionally, she offers support for projects surrounding diversity and inclusion and humanitarian civil-military coordination in Asia and the Pacific.

To get in contact please email