Ms Jessica Lam is the founder of Forest of Stars (est. 2012), a Reggio-inspired creative arts centre based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She firmly believes that innovative, respectful and responsive education models will lead to a better humanity. Jessica has a B.A. in ECE from the University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking her M.A. in ECE at the University of Denver, Colorado. In 2017, she participated in the International Study Group at Reggio Emilia, Italy. Jessica’s Reggio-inspired beliefs drive the work that she does to elevate societal perceptions of children, of teachers and of education. She has been a classroom teacher, a teacher trainer and mentor, and is now the pedagogical coordinator at Forest of Stars, working closely with the teachers to design and develop curriculum. Jessica has been invited to share the work that she and the Forest of Stars team does, on both local and international platforms.