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Jessica Amascual

Hospitality Coordinator at Evoke Therapy Intensives

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Jessica Amascual

Hospitality Coordinator at Evoke Therapy Intensives

As an artist, yoga teacher, and decolonization activist, Jessica is heavily involved in community healing around race, ancestry, and identity. Her approach to community work and group facilitation is informed by her academic training and grounded in her identity. She holds affinity spaces for people of color and leads wellness workshops for ancestral healing and decolonization. She is passionate about brown womxn rising, intersectionality, and is excited to join Evoke in their first-ever Woman of Color Intensive.

Education & Prior Work Experience

Jessica received her master's in Public Policy and Administration from University of Southern California, where she was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. She also received a certificate in Social Action and Justice from Pepperdine University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Jessica worked in program development for the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce, leading delegations to the U.S. from the Middle East and North Africa; coordinated programs at Zocalo Public Square; and most recently, spent the last few years running her art and meditation studio, Gather.

Strengths

Jessica currently works for Groundswell Fund, working towards building resources for grassroots organizations and policy change efforts led by women of color and transgender people. She also raises goats and chickens in Bend, Oregon, where she sits on the board of Embrace Bend, the city of Bend’s DEI Task Force, and chairs the Central Oregon Womxn of Color Book Club.