Jessica is an entrepreneur, technologist, writer and philanthropist who is passionate about people, products and building community. In 2014, she co-founded New York On Tech (NYOT), which is an organization that creates pathways for underrepresented students into degrees and careers in tech. NYOT's work has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, CNN and Huffington Post and we have been able to forge partnerships that reach students in all five boroughs of NYC.
Jessica has presented and spoken to over 25 different audiences (e.g. TechCrunch, Google for Entrepreneurs, White House) and been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Wells Fargo Millennial Activist, Ashoka / American Express Emerging Innovator, Pahara Institute Next-Gen Leader, Camelback Ventures Social Innovation Fellow and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. She is a member of the NationSwell Council and one of the ambassadors for the NCWIT and Televisa Foundation's TECHNOLOchicas initiative. She contributes to Huffington Post, Univision and LinkedIn. In her work, she has served as an advisor to 50+ early stage start-ups, small businesses and non-profits.
Prior to NYOT, she worked as a technology consultant for global brands that include Accenture and Deloitte. She worked on digital projects for financial services organizations and federal agencies in New York and Washington D.C. Her specialties are in product strategy, design and management. She also completed the JPMorganChase Global Enterprise Technology Leadership program and was recognized as a Deloitte Future Leaders Apprentice and a Morgan Stanley Emerging Leader. She graduated with degrees in Accounting and Information Technology from Syracuse University.
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