Jess Nunn - Executive Assistant to Director
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.