College Adviser Fellow, LPS Oakland R&D
Jessica Sanchez was born and raised in East Oakland, CA. Growing up, she attended local East Oakland schools and participated in college enrichment programs such as Mills College Upward Bound and Talent Search. She attended UC Santa Cruz where she earned her BA in Sociology with a minor in Education. As a senior in college, Jessica had the privilege to study abroad in a Human Rights and Cultural Memory program in Argentina and Chile. After graduating from college Jessica became a teacher at her old high school, LPS Oakland R&D. She became the College Course Facilitator while providing students with additional college advising based on her own experience as a first-generation college student. After her first year of teaching, Jessica discovered she is passionate about college counseling. She is now very excited to join the DCAC team and continue providing students with college counseling services!