M.A. - Director of Outreach & Inclusion
As founding Director of Diversity & Outreach, Jessica works to develop partnerships with feeder schools and organizations in various Los Angeles and UCLA communities.
As founding Director of Diversity & Outreach, Jessica works to develop partnerships with feeder schools and organizations in various Los Angeles and UCLA communities. In addition to being a 6th grade advisor and member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion educator committee, she helps the admissions team reach goals of diversity through community engagement and serves as the educator liaison to the Family Engagement Cooperative. Jessica was the Associate Director of Admissions at Geffen Academy in its inaugural admissions year. Before that, she spent six years working at the Center for Early Education as a 5th Grade English Teacher, a Faculty Representative on the Admissions Interviewing Committee and a Leadership Fellow. Critical thinking, diversity, and creativity were at the core of all of her work in the classroom. Jessica holds a B.A. in English from Spelman College and an M.A. in English Education from Columbia University Teachers College. Outside of Geffen Academy, Jessica loves learning from, being inspired by, and sharing in the amazing world of her three young children.