Jessica is currently a second-year graduate student at the University of Denver. Focused on pursuing a career in Forensic Psychology, her aim is to aid and guide those in the legal field to better understand the role that mental health plays in criminality.
Through her work as a case manager, restorative educator, and crisis interventionalist, Jessica has attended to an extensive range of clientele with a variety of mental health, socioeconomic, and cultural presentations. This experiential knowledge has placed a spotlight on the importance of advocacy and improving public perceptions of mental illness. As a Hispanic woman, she is dedicated to serving marginalized populations and being a voice for those who are often ignored.
Devoted to the conception and improvement of the human experience, Jessica is extremely passionate about policy development as it relates to psycholegal themes. Via the conceptual approach of eclecticism, her career goals involve the use of evaluation, advocacy, education, and authorship to gain a complementary insight into the scientific study of the mind and criminal behavior.