Jessica Duarte has been in the education field for 22 years. She was an elementary teacher for 9 years before becoming the Coordinator for CA Mini-Corps. Through this role, she is able to recruit, supervise and mentor first-generation college students who are pursuing education as their profession.
Jessica lived the life of a migrant student. This gave her the opportunity to be schooled both in the United States and Mexico. She received her B.A. in Liberal Studies from Fresno State University and her Masters in Education from Fresno Pacific University. She resides in Santa Maria with her husband and two sons