Jessica’s background is in social justice work and cultural organizing. Recently, she worked with displaced mobile home residents of District 3, which also happens to be her hometown and neighborhood. She has participated in and held leadership roles in reclaiming feminisms and gender justice through local organizing efforts like the SAIWD (San Antonio International Woman's Day March & Rally) and participating in a community lawsuit challenging a bad local marching ordinance that stifles access to the streets. Jessica has also worked for language justice by translating documents, flyers and other media for community meetings and events and has served as a Spanish language interpreter in local community and City events and in international forums.
Jessica was inspired to run for office in order to address the following issues: