Jessica Barragan Carmona has called the Central Valley home since 1998 and has roots tracing back to La Costa Grande of Guerrero, Mexico. Originally introduced to social injustices after entering community college, it is in college where Jessica began her passion for organizing by teaching and empowering Central Valley communities to make social change a reality. An immigrant herself Jessica has witnessed first-hand the impact empowerment can have in individuals and within communities.
Jessica has been working along-side a wide range of Central Valley communities while grassroots organizing around multiple social justice issues such as immigrant rights, union organizing and defending civil liberties. With two Associates of Arts degrees in Social Behavior and Sociology and five years of experience working around social change, Jessica has gained multiple skills including creating intersectional social justice oriented curriculum. As well as training directly impacted communities and allies around policy advocacy regionally and statewide.
Jessica is working towards obtaining a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Social Science. In Stockton, Jessica is part of the ICE out of Stockton coalition and a board member of Xicana Collective. In her spare time Jessica likes to catch up on the latest true crime tv shows, socializing with her husband Jose, friends and family or creating a new playlist. Contact Jessica.