Jess joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation in November 2017 as Program Manager. She comes to us from Ayuda in Washington, DC, where she managed the Language Access Program, a program dedicated to ensuring that language does not serve as a barrier for anyone to access legal and social services. Jess also worked as the Community Partnerships Manager at the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, where she developed partnerships with various community organizations to expand and deepen the impact of the community engagement portion of the local Soccer for Success programming. Jess was introduced to the impactful work of the U.S. Soccer Foundation as a teacher at Sabin World School in Denver, where she served as a Site Coordinator and Coach-Mentor for a Soccer for Success program that served 125 students.
Jess graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American History and holds a teaching license with a specialization in English Language Acquisition from Metropolitan State University of Denver.