Jessica grew up living between two cities: Seattle, Washington and Santiago, Chile, which she believes shaped her love for culture, food, and the natural world. Jessica has always been interested in the relationship between information, technology, and people and strives to create systems and solutions to problems that center the people most impacted. Prior to joining Washington Farmland Trust, Jessica worked within King County shelters helping individuals find employment opportunities, education referrals, and connect to health and food resources. Jessica has also held roles in strategic planning and community-based research, and is passionate about making a positive impact in society through her work. Through her lived experience, Jessica promotes values that align with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Jessica is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science from North Seattle College. Outside of work Jessica enjoys seeing live music and dining at new restaurants.
Favorite Vegetable: Onion