Jess Bartholomew is a Bigambul woman from Inglewood who was inspired by fellow Queenslander Michael Purcell’s IMP experience in 2011. She is currently studying to be a nurse and says her work is the perfect platform from which to promote Indigenous health and be a positive role model. Jess has two young sons and wants to show them what a determined woman can achieve. She previously played touch footy, and is excited by the challenge of taking on a marathon. Jess hopes to grow her self-confidence as she joins the squad and shares her IMP journey with the wider community.