Jessica is an IT professional and community advocate. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in several areas including Hotel Sales & Marketing, IT Operations, and Security Compliance teams. She is a proud first-generation Latina and Loyola Chicago Rambler. Before switching to a Computer Science major, she aspired to be a social worker and is a mandated reporter and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in Illinois and Colorado. In addition to volunteering, she enjoys learning new hobbies that help develop her tech skills and gets her outdoors. Her combined passion for technology and community led her to #LatinaGeeks and she hopes to contribute to female empowerment in the digital world.