Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Jessica Naboongo, founder of travel website, The Catch Me If You Can, recently completed her journey around the world in The Seychelles. We are so happy to see Jessica wear a MODE by MKK of the last days of her trip.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to Ugandan immigrants, Jessica, better known as j. nambowa lives a duality that could be described as Afropolitan. Seeds of travel and wander were planted at an early age when she embarked on her first international journey, traveling to London and Uganda at the age of six. Largely encouraged by family summer holidays in the Caribbean and trips home to Uganda, Jessica’s curiosity for different cultures and deep desire to see every country in the world has intensified in the last six years.
In 2002, Jessica left Detroit to attend school in New York City at St. John’s University, studying English Literature. A successful yet unsatisfying career in pharmaceutical sales left her searching for something new. Jessica’s sense of adventure led her to move to Japan in 2008, giving life to Catch Me If You Can .
Jessica has lived, worked and studied on four continents – North America (Detroit, New York City, and Washington DC, USA), Asia (Kusatsu, Japan), Europe (London, England and Rome, Italy), Africa (Dassa-Zoume, Benin) – earned a graduate degree from the London School of Economics, and visited 194 countries on six continents. Catch Me If You Can chronicles her travels, the people she meets along the way, and features many of the poignant images she has captured, with hopes of encouraging readers to get out and see life through a different cultural lens.
MODE will soon be releasing its Autumn Winter 2019 Collection shortly, and we cant wait for you to see what we have in store for you.