Jessica, Using a Unique Skillset to Improve Food Security

Agriculture may be where her expertise lies, but serving others in developing nations is Jessica's heart’s desire; bringing a unique skill set to help combat food security challenges. Jessica resides in Starkville, MS and has been instrumental since 2017 in helping to address the physical needs of indigenous peoples in the Western Highlands of Guatemala by way of hands-on agricultural training.

Jessica works with university students to provide them with global agricultural learning experiences in Western Highlands mountain communities. She initiated the launch of the Guatemala Rabbit Project in 2019 which currently has 65 families successfully raising rabbits for meat production and income generation. The project aims to empower women while also providing the household with a nutritional resource. Jessica’s focus is all about building physical and spiritual capacity of individuals, families, and communities.