Jess Ross is the Executive Director of the legacy non-profit Austin Free-Net. When not dedicating her passion and efforts to digital equity and inclusion in Austin, Jess is a singer-songwriter and enjoys performing live in central Texas. Her voice transcends a variety of different genres including blues, soul, pop, rock, jazz, latin and country. Inspired at an early age by her public grade school music teacher and strong female artists including Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Whitney Houston and Alanis Morissette, Jess Ross has been performing for an audience since 1995. Jess attended Berklee College of Music in 2003 and later was employed by Berklee to lead management of academic performance facilities in various locations on campus. She is fortunate to have travelled across the country performing live at establishments throughout Texas, New Mexico, Maine, Florida, Massachusetts, and Hawaii. Her shows offer a variety of musicianship including full band, trio and duet compositions. Jess Ross moved to Austin, Texas in 2011 to immerse herself in the music scene of the Live Music Capital of the World and later worked alongside executives at the local iconic establishment Strait Music Company before shifting gears during the 2020 pandemic to help marginalized community members easily access digital resources to improve their lives with Austin Free-Net. Jess Ross was selected by Austin Free-Net's Board of Directors to serve as Interim Executive Director in 2021 and accepted the role of Executive Director in 2022. She is committed to helping her neighbors improve their lives and continues to create and perform music in and around her community. Jess Ross is available for booking nationwide.