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Jessica Hendricks Yee Founder of The Brave Collection

April 28, 201681 min
Exposed to design and travel from a young age, Jessica Hendricks was born in Paris and grew up outside Manhattan with eyes glued to the cases in her mother’s jewelry shop. Fascinated by indigenous cultures and spirituality, Hendricks traveled to Cambodia to teach English during the summer after her Sophomore year at NYU Tisch. She was mesmerized by the tangled synthesis of both the beautiful and heartbreakingly violent past of this small Buddhist country in the wake of genocide, and the reality of human trafficking. Combining her love of jewelry and philanthropic spirit, Jessica was inspired to create a collection to celebrate this unique community, and connect courageous women across the globe. Hendricks and The Brave Collection have been featured by Vogue, Glamour, Refinery29, CNBC, MSNBC. Hendricks made the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Retail & Ecommerce, and was invited to the White House as one of 60 young entrepreneurs to witness President Obama’s speech encouraging support of

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