Jessyca Hutchens is a descendant of the Palyku people of Western Australia, and currently lives in Perth, Western Australia. Jessyca graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts in 2010, obtaining her Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, and her Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Fine Art History. Jessyca achieved a Distinction average in her degrees. Some of her notable achievements include being awarded the UWA Graduates Association Prize in Fine Arts in 2005, the Hackett Foundation Alumni Honours Scholarship in 2008 and the Dr Dorothy W & Dr Robert Collins Prize for Indigenous Law Students in 2010. Between 2010 and 2013, Jessyca lived in Berlin, Germany. While there, she worked as an Archival Assistant at the photography gallery, Kicken Berlin, and as an editor for the contemporary art website, Berlin Art Link. Jessyca participated in the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour in 2013. She also previously worked as a sessional tutor at the University of Western Australia and as a Compliance Officer at Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation in Perth. Jessyca has been accepted to both the DPhil in Fine Arts at the Ruskin School of Art at Oxford and the D.Phil in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Cambridge. She has chosen to commence the DPhil in Fine Arts at Balliol College, Oxford.