Jessica “Jess” Thevenoz is a Shareholder Activism Intern for the 2016-2017 academic year, working on a research project to help NorthStar learn more about the prison labor industry in the United States and how it relates to the corporations on NorthStar’s portfolio. Jess will be working to find and understand the direct, indirect, and at times complex relationships between suppliers that use prison labor and the firms in which NorthStar invests. Using the research Jess is pursuing, NorthStar hopes to engage with companies in its clients’ portfolios regarding best practices on the use of prison labor in the supply chain. Jess is working towards her B.S. in Business Administration, which she will receive in May 2017 from Babson College.