Jess Nunn - Executive Assistant to Director | Viva! - The Vegan Charity

Jess Nunn - Executive Assistant to Director

Jess Nunn Executive Assistant

What I do

My role is Executive Assistant to Juliet Gellatley, Founder and Director of Viva!. What that entails in practice is a wide range of tasks from proof-reading leaflets to contacting printers and publishers, to making arrangements for events, to writing blogs to attending outreach events and supporting festivals. The variety is one of the things I love most about the job!

 

Working at Viva!

I started working with Viva! in June 2019, after first volunteering for 9 months. As you can probably imagine, the staff team here are an incredible group of people who are driven and passionate and determined to make a difference for the animals. It’s a wonderful team to be a part of.

 

I went vegan because...

I became vegetarian aged ten. I was lucky enough to grow up around lots of animals and it was very obvious to me that they felt the same emotions as us - it was easy to recognise fear, hunger, excitement, boredom, irritation, contentment, mischievousness or exhaustion - and they were my friends, and playmates. The idea of killing and eating them horrified me. Then, at fourteen, I came across an animal rights’ stand at a festival and learned of the cruelty inherent in the dairy industry and that was it: instant vegan!

 

My favourite veg...

This is a very difficult question because I love them all (apart from swede) but I would have to say sweet potato. Or aubergine. Or mushrooms. I love caramelised onions too. And roast parsnips and carrots... Argh, mushrooms. Final answer.