Jessica Hendricks Yee

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Enamored by design and travel from a young age, jewelry designer Jessica Hendricks Yee was born in Paris and grew up outside Manhattan with eyes glued to the cases in her mother’s jewelry shop. While receiving her bachelor’s degree in drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Jessica became fascinated by Indigenous cultures and spirituality and traveled to South East Asia to teach English. This experience led her to launch her first jewelry collection, The Brave Collection, which was handmade in Cambodia to support local artisans and empower women against human trafficking. After planning her Chinese-Jewish wedding, she created her second line, Zahava, in 2018 to celebrate the beautiful collision of heritage with who we choose to be today. Jessica was named a Forbes list maker, has collaborated with designers such as Tory Burch, and has had her work has been covered by Vogue, Goop, and MSNBC. Her passion lies in using design as a platform to tell powerful stories that connect people to bigger ideas through symbolic objects with deep meaning.

• Received a bachelor’s degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts
• Forbes 30 Under 30
• Invited as a guest to the White House by President Barack Obama

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