Young Australian of the Year, Jessica Watson was born in 1993 at the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At eleven years of age, Jessica Watson had a dream to sail solo around the world, non-stop and unassisted. On 15 May 2010, after seven months at sea , Jessica sailed her yacht ’Ella’s Pink Lady’ into Sydney Harbour and was greeted by 1,600 boats and 100,000 fans. At age 16, Jessica’s dream had become a reality.

Jessica is a Youth Representative for the United Nations World Food Programme. Jessica will focus on child hunger and inspire both new generations and opinion makers as she raises awareness and funds for WFP’s school feeding programmes.

“I want children in less fortunate communities and countries to be able to achieve their dream too , " said Jessica.

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