Students for Economic Justice 2019 Fellowship
Jessica is a Chicana, feminist student and advocate from San Diego. She is close to meeting her goal of obtaining an associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences with area of emphasis in language arts and humanities. She aspires to transfer to UCSD to pursue a degree in Critical Gender Studies, and eventually becoming a college professor. Along the way, Jessica has had the opportunity to intern for the American Federation of Teachers Local 1931 where her passion for social justice began to snowball with every picket, canvas, and seminar. The internship was an avenue for her to become more educated and involved with issues facing our communities and the current administration, as well as to learn the importance of community organizing to achieve social justice. She is excited to start utilizing the tools and skills learned through the SEJ Fellowship to become a better educator and organizer for social and economic justice in the San Diego region.