National Co-Chair, Washington, DC
Jessica’s passion for organizing started at University of California at Santa Cruz where she was elected as Student Union Assembly President for two consecutive terms. After graduating, Jessica served as the Organizing Director for the United States Student Association where she led efforts to pass the College Cost Reduction and Access Act- the largest increase to grant aid since the passing of the G.I. bill in 1944. As the Communications and Network Associate Director at Young People For (YP4) she established the first alumni program and developed the communications infrastructure and brand of the organization.
After working with YP4 Jessica moved on to work with the Generational Alliance as the Organizing and Outreach Manager where she supported the organizing and communications efforts of the member organizations. Recently, Jessica transitioned from the NAACP where she served as the National Training Director and helped orchestrate their electoral campaign which registered, educated and turned-out over 1 million African American people across the country. You can follow her adventures in art and activism on twitter