Jessica chose to be a member of the Emerging Leaders Cabinet to serve as a voice for the youth she works for … at least until they can take her place. “Please remember what it was like when you were a kid, and how you act when around your friends now. Don’t expect something from a young human that we can’t do,” said Jessica, who is a mom in addition to working with youth as STEM coordinator for the University of Minnesota Extension 4-H program in Nobles County.
In Worthington, Jessica is part of the grassroots Immigrant Task Force, Worthington FC soccer club and Seeds of Justice.
Three things you should know about Jessica: She was made small but packed with a lot of energy, she is very open about talking about discrimination and prejudice and she talks to youth about being changemakers every opportunity she gets.