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Jessica Yañez-Perez

photo of Jessica Yanez-PerezDirector of Communications & Outreach

Jessica Yañez-Perez is a San Diego native who grew up in the suburbs of the City and has always had a curiosity for other people and their stories. As far back as she can remember, she would be the first to approach a new student at school, introduce herself and want to know all about them. Not much has changed as her curiosity has lent itself well to learning more about the world around her.

Jessica has had the opportunity to live across the Southwestern United States and has had decades of communications experience in both the public and private sector working for organizations as large as the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee to start-up nonprofits. But ultimately there is no place like home for this San Diego girl and she has found her happy place where it all began, and is thrilled to be joining the District 7 office.

Jessica is also a podcast creator who uses her platform to amplify the voices of people in communities of color. In her spare time, you can find her cheering for the Chargers or exploring the City with her dog, Q.