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French in 2006
|Education||Norwich School, University College London, University of Nottingham|
|Occupation||Television presenter, veterinarian, author|
|Minibeast Adventure with Jess|
She has worked on a number of shows as a wildlife (in particular creepy-crawly) expert including, Live ‘n’ Deadly (CBBC), Deadly Mission Madagascar (CBBC), Springwatch (BBC) and Micro Monsters 3D (Sky). Since April 2014 she has presented a series of twenty 9-minute episodes of Minibeast Adventure with Jess on the Cbeebies channel.
French has written a number of books.
In 2015, French was named number 43 on BBC Wildlife magazine's Power List of conservation heroes.
French's book 'Fluttering Minibeast Adventures' was nominated for the 2017 Educational Writers' Award
French has lived across the world, from Chile to Thailand. She grew up in Norfolk and studied at Norwich School. She gained a first class degree in zoology at University College London where she was active in the volunteering department, winning awards for her work teaching children about conservation and for setting up a sign language society. She gained her degree in veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Nottingham. Her specialism is with primates and she hopes to be a gorilla vet in the future. She can speak fluent Spanish and can use British Sign Language.