Jessie Glander was born on June 27, 1995 in Michigan and has lived there her entire life. She has always had an attraction to the creative world, experimenting with many mediums throughout life until realizing that photography was what she felt most passionate about. Jessie gets her passion for the creative world from her parents, her mother an amateur photographer and father a musician. She jokes that she was born in a darkroom. Another building passion in her life was her craving for knowledge and heart for adventure. She dreamed to one day combined her passions as a future carrier. Her journey began when she received a Minolta Film camera, which was her first camera. It was passed down to her mother by her grandmother and then to her. Jessie was a self-taught photographer before attending College for Creative Studies, working to obtain a Bachelors of Fine Art’s degree with a concentration in photography.
In 2016 she participated in DET-ZIM exchange program between CCS and CUT in Zimbabwe working collaboratively with Rachel Magadhi who was a photo major at CUT.