Jessica is devoted to empowering social change organizations to make effective, sustainable, outcomes focused impact. As a Senior Associate, she integrates her 6+ years of for-profit consulting and on-the-ground non-profit experience together to empathize with clients in how to create structure out of ambiguity.
As a “futuristic activator”, Jessica often pushes the boundaries of what could be and savors any opportunity to turn an idea into reality. When implementing a strategy, Jessica takes a human centered design approach and is often asking “how can I help make your life easier?” She applies her analytical mindset to every problem and enjoys co-creating financially sustainable solutions with her clients.
Prior to Blue Garnet, Jessica managed the financial operations of a $25M portfolio in concurring project financials, responsibilities included revenue projections, financial reconciliations, and competitive analysis at Deloitte Consulting. She then became a ProInspire Fellow and transitioned into the social sector as a Program Evaluator at the Homeless Prenatal Program. Jessica holds a BA from the University of California, Irvine in Business Economics with an emphasis in international relations. A Southern California native, Jessica loves to spend time serving within the community and sunbathing outdoors.
Get to know Jessica
What’s your “why”?
At the age of 7, I visited the impoverished village my grandparent’s immigrated from in China. Experiencing poor living conditions and limited infrastructure at a young age, I knew I was privileged growing up in San Diego. Since then, I’ve been on a journey to use the privilege I’ve been gifted with to uplift individuals and my surrounding community.
My top 5 Strengths: Activator, Futuristic, Focus, Connectedness, Responsibility
A movie that never gets old: “Ocean’s 11” and "Serendipity"
A book I’d recommend: “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Read minds WHEN I want to
Jessica can be reached by phone at (310) 439-1930