Jessica entered the SJVC Criminal Justice program at the Ontario campus in 2014 as an inexperienced 18 year old. She lived at home with her family that included a sister raising a son on her own. Jessica loved her nephew but was determined not to follow that course. Jessica applied herself in school and was a very good student. She inquired about and revived the CJ leadership program, eventually becoming the CJ Club President. She mentored and assisted other students willingly. She organized and participated in school fundraisers to help CJ students with financial needs, and she helped on occasions when the CJ students pitched in to help others in the community who needed help. Additionally, she volunteered to perform over 100 community service hours yearly. Her instructors knew her as being someone who was smart, mature and determined to never give up. She graduated from SJVC in July 2015 with a 3.5 GPA, and she never missed a day of class.
In 2017, Jessica successfully tested to become an Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. She revealed that during her academy that began with over 40 students, she endured the tactics of a Training Officer who made it known that her mission was to make Jessica quit. By February 2018, that officer failed to achieve her goal, and Jessica completed her training with those of her classmates who were able to survive the rigorous training. On February 16, 2018, Jessica proudly graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Academy. Her success made her instructors proud and she has not forgotten her roots at the school. Jessica, who is a petite person with a very youthful appearance, still occasionally returns to campus to share encouragement, knowledge, and advice to motivate other students saying that if she could do it, they can too.
Jessica was and always will be a credit to the Ontario CJ program.
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