Jessica is a young woman who displays all of the qualities we look for in an #IAm scholar: she is bright & driven in all she sets her mind to. Her passion for learning is contagious, and she possesses an inner strength that pulls others up to her level of performance, perseverance, & integrity.
She is passionate about dismantling gendered expectations & replacing them with equal opportunities for women of color like herself. In her own words, she is a product of the generations of powerful women that came before her.
resilient despite the stereotypes that try to define me as quiet, low-achieving, and careless. I
am beautiful despite the intimidation and anger my success might cause others. I am a
product of the generations of powerful women that came before me. Soy poderosa, valiente,
inteligente, y soy orgullosa de ser Latina.” - Jessica