“I’m one of the original Justin Bieber fans,” says Jessie. “When he released ‘Baby’ and you guys were all hating on him, I knew he’d be big.” Jessie uses this example as a way to describe her offbeat personality and show her willingness to diverge from the crowd. At 15 years old, Jessie works hard in school, choosing to study two languages: Italian as well as Arabic, which she studies with hopes of one day being able to communicate with her family in Lebanon. In addition to language, Jessie is passionate about travel, eyebrows and comprehensive sexuality education. Introduced to Sex, Etc. by her older sister, Jessie was eager to write for the publication and contribute her voice long before this year. In the future, she aspires to leave New Jersey to pursue a degree in marketing or advertising. Eventually, she’d like to have a fast-paced career in New York City.