Jessica Alcocer is the Kissimmee coordinator in Florida. She began working at Mi Familia Vota in 2018, a moment she credits as radically changing her life. She realized the privilege and benefits of being a U.S. citizen. She harnessed that realization to become an advocate for communities that are often marginalized. Since then, she has worked to educate and empower the Latino community.
She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she grew up in a Christian family. The value of family was instilled at an early age. Growing up, she saw how her father work hard to improve himself on a professional level. Her mother always inculcated the Christian values and taught her that giving is better than receiving.
She obtained a master’s in business administration with a minor in human resources from the University of Phoenix. She also has a bachelor’s degree in a Christian Education from the Universidad Teologica del Caribe.
She hopes to further her studies and has her eye on obtaining a doctorate in the very near future. She lives by the motto: “Keep believing that we have the ability to learn from mistakes and change the future.”