Associate Director of Scholarships and Data
Being the daughter of an immigrant mother, it has been evident to Jessica that the many opportunities in her life were not a coincidence but the cumulative work of her mother and the community that stood behind her mother and her. Because of the support and love of her community, Jessica was able to attend UC Berkeley and most recently served as a New Sector RISE Fellow at First Place for Youth in Oakland doing child welfare public policy research and advocacy. Fitting with her experiences, Jessica believes that when a community unites for a common cause they are unstoppable, and she sees this opportunity coming to life in Richmond.
Jessica is humbled to be working in collaboration with students, parents, teachers, and other community members and organizations as a community to create systems that effectively uplift and empower Richmond youth to reach their educational goals.