Jessica Guerrero

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Jessica Guerrero is currently pursuing a degree in international studies with a primary track of sociology, and focusing in the region of Latin America. In her future, she looks forward to working with non- profit organizations that aim to serve underrepresented communities internationally and domestically. In previous years, she has participated in the Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children, where she was able to go to an orphanage in Tijuana and learn about the type of aid that is needed. She also gives back to her community of Sylmar, where she tries to persuade and give tours of UCSD to high school students to take interest in pursuing higher education. The summer of 2014, she participated in the Blum Cross Border Initiative, where she conducted field research in Tijuana, Mexico. During her time in the community of Los Laureles, her team had found that the residents faced lack of accessibility to local fresh produce resulting in an unhealthy lifestyle. After identifying the outcomes, her team is excited to start planning alternatives for the community to live a healthier lifestyle.