Jessica Estévez cultivates leaders that can create a sustainable impact and transform communities to better serve children, youth, and families. By putting on the many hats of trainer, diversity consultant, educator, international speaker, and social justice advocate, Estévez has facilitated program design, program evaluation, strategic management, and teambuilding and learning for a multitude of audiences in the non-profit, K-12, higher education and corporate sector. For over 20 years she has created, developed and implemented educational and organizational capacity building initiatives that foster equitable spaces and facilitate thriving communities, locally and internationally. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation chose Jessica to serve as a national fellow for its Community Leadership Network. In that role, she uses her “love without fear” philosophy to promote community and civic engagement and racial equality. Born in New York and raised in the Dominican Republic, Jessica holds a Masters of Management from Brandeis University and a Bachelors of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, where she graduated at the age of 19.
Consistently and passionately committed to transformational growth at the individual, ground and organizational level. With over 20 years experience delivering transformational growth opportunities to an diverse audience as an excellent communicator, engaging bilingual/multi-cultural public speaker, motivating international educator, productive administrator, and effective leader. As a systemic thinker, I have achieved personal and professional success in project and risk management, organizational cultural change, and human capital growth. I am energetic, enthusiastic, with excellent interpersonal skills and driven by positive thinking.
General experiences are in the fields of international education (Mozambique, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Spain, and Paraguay), clinical social work (mental health counseling), risk management (health care), administration, research and analytics (Education and Health Care), and business development (across sectors).