Community Education Manager, Human Options, Inc.
Jessica Reynaga serves as the Community Education Manager at Human Options, a domestic violence agency in Orange County. In her role at Human Options, Jessica leads the agency’s prevention efforts by developing educational opportunities for youth audiences and “first responder” professionals. Jessica earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration and a specialization with Military and Veteran Families. While completing her graduate field work, Jessica interned for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Veterans Affairs and worked to end veteran homelessness in Los Angeles and connect local veterans with employment through the Mayor’s “10,000 Strong: Veteran Hiring Initiative”. Before pursuing her graduate degree, Jessica was a high school teacher in Los Angeles County. Jessica is deeply motivated by the pursuit of social justice in our society and is especially passionate about programs and policies that aim to empower women and youth to lead healthy, meaningful lives. As a result of this motivation, Jessica is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California.