Jessica was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, and is the daughter of Mexican farmworkers. She is pursuing an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Most recently, she was at Citigroup where she drove the analysis to invest billions of dollars within underserved communities nationwide. She previously led Environment and Social Governance procurement initiatives at Goldman Sachs. Post MBA, she plans to provide capital and advisory services to minority and veteran entrepreneurs. She knows by equipping entrepreneurs with the resources needed to scale businesses they will ultimately build wealth within underserved communities. 

Jessica graduated from the University of Idaho (UI) with a dual degree in Finance and Operations Management. At UI, she founded the first student-led Hispanic Business organization, Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), in the state of Idaho.

Jessica is passionate about reducing the gap of access to education and career opportunities. At Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), an organization dedicated to assisting students from underserved backgrounds reach their academic and career potential, she served as Fundraising Chair for the Junior Leadership Board, mentored, and co-chaired the Scholars Mentors Council. 

In her free time, Jessica enjoys salsa dancing, hosting Mexican food cook-offs, and working with impact driven start-ups.