Hello! My name is Jessica De Loera. I've been studying Criminal Justice and Women's Studies here at UTEP for the past three years. Since last semester, I have been the Tabling and Event Coordinator for the student organization Queer Student Alliance. I love getting to hear the multitude of unique perspectives that stem from the El Paso del Norte border region and from being part of a binational community. Within my Criminal Justice major, I have found an interest in topics that prominently affect women and the LGBTQIA+ community such as sexual abuse and gender violence. My internship with the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence will hopefully provide me with the compassionate and thoughtful skill set that is required to be a helpful victim advocate. In the future, I hope to become an advocate for women and LGBTQIA+ members of our community.
Liberal Arts 233