Jessica James

Jessica is the Northern Community Advocacy Coordinator for CYC and is responsible for providing the foundational resources for youth-led advocacy and leadership development activities in county-based chapters throughout California.

Jessica’s purpose for working with the California Youth Connection is to help create change within the Child Welfare System. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at California State University Chico with a minor in psychology. She has experience working in direct services where she developed a strong passion in youth leadership. Jessica has lived experience in the foster care system and is a former member of CYC so she significantly values advocating and teamwork to ensure no voice goes unheard.

In her personal time Jessica enjoys hiking, family bonding, and outdoor activities with her three dogs.