Years in care: 4
At the age of 14, Jessica was placed into foster care, going through several traditional foster homes and one kinship placement, she finally found her family at the age of 17. With the support of her family, she started out college at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. After taking a semester off, Jessica got a sense of belonging at South Central Community and Technical College where she finished her generals. She now attends Minnesota State University, Mankato majoring in social work. Her goal is to become a victim's advocate, but she also has an interest in advocating for foster youth and is excited to see what the future holds. Jessica is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Minnesota Youth Leadership Council.
Jessica is a caring, loving, and a Christian.