Jessica Mayberry founded Video Volunteers in September 2003 after spending a year training rural Indian women in filmmaking as a fellow of the American India Foundation. Video Volunteers is working to create a media industry at the base of the pyramid by training local people associated with NGOs to run their own ‘Community Video Units’ in partnership with the Indian NGO Drishti. Prior to that, Jessica worked at Court TV, the Fox News Channel and CNN. She is a fellow of Echoing Green, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs, and is a winner of the Knight Foundation News Challenge, as well as the NYU Stern Business School business plan competition. She also serves on the board of Free the Children, the world’s largest organization of “Children Helping Children” and on the Advisory Council of Counterpart International. She holds a degree in modern history and modern languages from Oxford University, graduating in 1999.