Jessyca was born and raised in the sunshine state of Florida with two siblings. In 2013, she graduated from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology then moved to Austin where she completed her Master of Arts in College Student Development at St. Edward’s University. 

After moving, she started out her career with LifeSteps Coalition by raising public awareness about substance use prevention through community events and education. While working in prevention, she experienced addiction even more within her own family and became truly inspired by youth recovery stories she had heard. As a result, this led her to seek out a new path with Teen and Family Services in which she supported youth and families who struggled with addiction. “The best part was being able to see their transformation and making a positive impact in their life.”

Jessyca is passionate about empowering college students not only in their recovery, but also in achieving their academic goals along the way.