Jessica was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where she was an active member of the Jewish community. In Caracas Jessica worked as a teacher, founded a program for children with special needs, and was the director of CELC, a young community leadership program. Jessica holds a B.A. in biology and health, science, society and policy (HSSP) from Brandeis University, where she received the outstanding senior award, and an M.A. in international health from the University of Copenhagen. After working in social causes in several parts of the world, such as working with children with disabilities in Tibet, children with HIV in the Gambia, sexual workers in Curacao, and at-risk adolescents in Venezuela, Jessica was intrigued by the Mayan culture, and moved to Guatemala. In 2008 she worked with the vice president of Guatemala in a foundation focused on health in rural areas. In 2010 she became executive director of FUNSEPA, an organization that uses technology to improve the quality of education in Guatemala. FUNSEPA has benefited over 400,000 children in 1,300 schools. Jessica is co-founder of Programa Valentina, a program that integrates at-risk youth into technology jobs. Jessica is also president of CADENA Guatemala, a nonprofit of the Jewish community of Guatemala that provides emergency assistance during natural disasters. Jessica believes that all children should have the same opportunities regardless of where they were born, and that today’s technology provides us with the required tools to level the playing field.