Governance Committee Chair, Board Member


Jessica has spent her career helping a diverse population of students reach their educational goals. She is currently focusing on Global Education Development serving as Regional Manager for India and Latin America at the #1 ranked business school in the US. She earned a BA in Psychology an MSed in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in multicultural counseling.

Throughout her professional career both in New York and North Carolina, Jessica worked with at-risk youth and immigrant populations from around the world. As the founding Director of College Counseling at two upstart New York City high schools, she helped hundreds of students each year reach their educational goals. Through Roots Ethiopia, she hopes to continue the work she is so passionate about and help reduce barriers to education that exist for so many in Southern Ethiopia.

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