Jessica Diaz is a first generation college student raised by immigrant parents from El Salvador. As a bilingual professional with 7+ years’ experience leveraging strategic relationship building and academic counseling skills, she has spent her professional career delivering a broad range of services supporting high school, first generation, and transfer students seeking a pathway to attaining a baccalaureate degree. Passionate about empowering underrepresented students to persist and graduate, while simultaneously developing and strengthening their self-advocacy and leadership abilities, Jessica has worked/volunteered for a number of organizations such as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Identity, Inc., Youth Service America (YSA), Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc., AmeriCorps, Montgomery College, and Capitol Technology University. Jessica has significant experience designing, leading, and implementing a broad range of program initiatives introduced by organizations and herself. Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland College Park, and a dual master’s degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in International Development & Service and Business Administration.
The Universities at Shady Grove
Building III, Office 1123
Office phone: 301-738-6110