Jessica Guerrero is a graduate of the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD). Jessica’s family are long-time City of Anaheim residents; many of her family members, including her mother, sisters, aunts, and uncles, graduated from Sycamore Junior High School and Anaheim High School. Jessica’s father is a 15-year employee of AUHSD and currently works as an Equipment Operator.
Jessica was highly engaged in clubs and activities at Sycamore Junior High School and Anaheim High School. She was involved in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and GEAR-UP programs throughout middle school and high school. These programs helped her and her classmates prepare and apply for college. She believed in the mission of these programs and served as a leader in both, including serving as AVID President during her junior and senior year. She also served as President of the G.O.L.D. Club during her senior year. G.O.L.D., Guiding Our Ladies with Dignity, promotes academic excellence and personal growth of the female population on campus. In 2014, under her leadership, G.O.L.D. organized the first Women’s Conference with keynote speaker Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.
After graduating from Anaheim High School, Jessica earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and two minors in Chicano/a Studies and Women’s Studies from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). As an undergraduate student, Jessica wanted to continue mentoring first-generation students like herself, and worked as an AVID tutor for the same schools she attended, Anaheim High School for four years and Sycamore Junior High School for two years. At CSUF, she got involved in programs like Hermanas Unidas (HaU) and the McNair Scholars program. HaU is a non-profit organization who helps Latinas grow both personally and professionally through academics, community service, and social networking. She continued to give back to first-generation students by serving as a Peer Advisor for HaU during her third year in college, helping first year students navigate the transition to college. The McNair Scholar program prepares underrepresented, first-generation students for graduate school through research and scholarly activities. Through the McNair program, Jessica got involved in a summer research program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she focused on the development of ethnic studies courses across schools in the United States.
Utilizing the experience she gained at CSUF, Jessica continued her education and earned a Master of Public Policy with a focus in education policy at UC Irvine. During her master program, Jessica worked as a Teaching Assistant in UCI’s Undergraduate/Undeclared Advising Office for two years. As a Teaching Assistant, she collaborated on coursework designed to assist incoming first years to academically, socially, and emotionally acclimate to the university. She also worked as a Policy and Legislative Affairs intern for the Office of Supervisor Doug Chaffee at the Orange County Board of Supervisors, where she gained experience in public service.
She currently serves as a Policy Advisor and Field Representative in the Office of Supervisor Doug Chaffee. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica outreached to the community to assist residents with scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations. In addition, she volunteered at numerous mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the City of Anaheim.
Jessica attributes her educational and professional career to the programs she was involved in early on in AUHSD. The support and guidance that she received from her teachers and advisors at Sycamore Junior High and Anaheim High School helped Jessica to realize her passion for work in education and mentoring students. Jessica is running for AUHSD Trustee Area 1 because she understands first-hand how AUHSD can work with parents, teachers, and the community to achieve success for all students.
Paid for by Jessica Guerrero for AUHSD Trustee Area 1 – FPPC #1440852