Jessica is a native Phoenician and daughter of Guatemalan immigrants. Growing up she spent her summers exploring Guatemala with her parents and getting to know her Mayan culture. Jessica graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Psychology, a B.S. in Justice Studies, and a Minor in Women’s Studies. She obtained her J.D. at Arizona Summit Law School. Throughout her life, Jessica has been involved with various organizations that are close to her heart such as the Upward Bound Program and Public Allies Arizona. Her most memorable experience was working with Special Education Preschoolers who taught her how to paint with her feet, fly kites, and be patient with the world. Her hobbies include going on adventures and spending time with her family. Jessica rejoined the Florence Project in November 2018.