Jessica is passionate about the health of students and families. She grew up on the Monterey Peninsula, earned a nursing degree at her local community college, and is now pursuing a master’s degree in nursing administration. As a healthcare professional and long-time area resident, she recognizes the entrenched disparities in her community and their long-term effects on learning, health, and quality of life.
In the midst of the pandemic, Jessica has been volunteering at local food bank events, and after caring for COVID-positive patients at the local hospital, she is uniquely aware of the vulnerabilities within her community. That is why she is running for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. A mother of two school-age children in the district, Jessica has been committed to serving her community as a healthcare professional and as the chairperson for the City of Seaside’s Homeless Commission. The pandemic and recent wildfires in California have traumatized local students and families, and Jessica’s skills and experience will help the district adapt to better serve the community’s needs.