Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Metropolitan Studies, New York University, 2008
Jessica has taught and tutored in various capacities throughout the past five years. Before joining Bell Curves, she led a second-grade class at an after-school program in Mott Haven and taught reading courses at a Saturday program that served fourth- through eighth-graders. More recently, Jessica worked for the Mexican Educational Foundation (MexEd), where she helped lead a high school after-school program and guided several seniors through the college application process. In her hometown of San Jose, California, Jessica taught seventh- and eighth-grade literature and college preparation courses as part of a local summer school program. Currently, Jessica serves as a board member at MexEd and its partner organization, the Mexican-American Students' Alliance, assisting with capacity-building projects at both organizations. Jessica plans to return to school in Fall 2011 to obtain a Masters' degree in education policy.