Jessica Alcocer was born in Montclair, California, and grew up in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. She returned to the United States at age 11 and has made the Inland Empire her home once again. Jessica earned a BA in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, and has worked with underserved communities throughout Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire for over 10 years in the Mental Health field and Community Organizing. Jessica aspires to continue working with community members to problem-solve around the issues affecting her community in the capacity of Economic Justice Organizer with IC4IJ. Jessica loves and strongly identifies with her Yucatecan culture and enjoys cooking, drinking coffee, and playing with her Chihuahua “Nova” in her free time.