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Jessica is a Master of Public Policy student at the University of California, Los Angeles where she studies methods used to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based policies and programs. She is specifically passionate about the intersection between public policy, philanthropy, and social issues that impact children and families.
Prior to graduate school, Jessica served as the Assistant Director of Education at Children at Risk where she managed several large-scale projects and represented the organization through research driven initiatives, partnership development, and community collaboration. During her first year at UCLA she served as a contributing member of Public Policy Professionals for Diversity and Equity and has recently been selected by the study body as the Equitable Policy Symposium Co-Chair for the 2016-2017 school year. She has also been appointed as the Finance Chair for the Luskin Women’s Leadership Network. Additionally, Jessica served on the 2016 New Student Admit Day Planning Committee to assist administrative leadership in recruiting a diverse, exceptional incoming class of policy students.
Ultimately, Jessica’s hopes to serve in a leadership capacity in a social sector organization that drives measurable, data-driven change and recommends best practices to increase equity among vulnerable communities.