Jessica joined OK Policy as a Communications Associate in January 2018. A Mexican immigrant, she was a Clara Luper Scholar at Oklahoma City University where she obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. Prior to joining OK Policy, Jessica worked at a digital marketing agency in Oklahoma City. She is an alumna of both the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute (2013) and OK Policy's Summer Policy Institute (2015). In addition to her role at OK Policy, Jessica serves as a board member for Dream Action Oklahoma in OKC and communications director for Dream Alliance Oklahoma in Tulsa.
Stitt allowing teachers to opt out of COVID-19 testing plan; Oklahoma County jail inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19; COVID-19: 861 new cases and 15 more deaths reported in Oklahoma; [More...]
As Pandemic Widens, Oklahoma Diminishes State Epidemiologist Role; COVID-19: 377 more cases, one fatal, reported in Oklahoma; 628 hospitalized; Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Some Oklahoma Hospitals Continue Suing Patients Over Unpaid Bills; [More...]
‘I cannot tolerate my current work environment’: Pardon and parole board director resigns; Stitt announces $10 million CARES Act commitment to personal protective equipment for schools; teachers to be tested monthly; Stitt: Criticism of coronavirus response a ‘political statement'; [More...]
U.S. House panel says Stitt ignored White House guidance to stop coronavirus spread; COVID-19: 14 new deaths reported with 848 more cases across Oklahoma; State Question to End Repeat Sentence Penalties for Nonviolent Crimes Qualifies for November Ballot; Policy Matters: Celebrating Medicaid’s 55th anniversary. [More...]
Policy Matters: Additional federal support would provide relief to Oklahomans; Stitt Is First Governor to Test Positive for Coronavirus; Record virus cases reported for second consecutive day in Oklahoma; [More...]
School restart: Educators anxious, concerned, uncertain; CARES Act funding won’t be enough for some cities; COVID-19: Rolling seven-day averages hit new highs in Tulsa County, across Oklahoma; [More...]
New records reached for daily case increases in Oklahoma, Tulsa County; OESC: Remaining OKC claims events already at capacity; Oklahoma leaders support Pardon & Parole Board members Doyle and Luck, community calls for McCall resignation; [More...]