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.
Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations hit another record high; The pandemic sent Americans’ health care coverage into free fall; Hospital closures in rural America means longer drive times for patients needing care; [More...]
Officials say beds still available as COVID hospitalizations rise to record highs; 3 OSU students take their own lives, students want change; Increase in government jobs drives down unemployment rate in Oklahoma, says latest labor report; [More...]
Public health officials evaluating COVID-19 impact say transparency is critical to determine hospital bed capacity; State lawmakers warned there's work to do with v-shaped recovery off the table; [More...]
Statewide Virtual Charter School Board member is relative of Epic co-founder; Oklahoma ranks top 10 in weekly cases, positivity rates as U.S. averages trend up, White House report says; September GRF collections mark second month above estimate; [More...]
Pandemic, staffing shortage shut down ICU beds in OKC; COVID-19 numbers surging in rural Oklahoma as hospitalization numbers reach record levels; Statewide Virtual Charter School Board votes to begin contract termination process against Epic Charter Schools [More...]
Tulsa-based nonpartisan group addresses misinformation about SQ805; Virtual school board could consider terminating Epic contract today; Confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma soar past 100,000; [More...]
Gov. Kevin Stitt seeks to privatize Medicaid, faces early opposition; Oklahoma's COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new highs 4 of 5 nights; Small towns, suburbs across state lead weekly hotspots; [More...]