JESSICA GONZALEZ, Program Officer

Jessica joined Allegany Franciscan Ministries in October 2008. She serves as the Program Officer for the Major and Tau Grant programs.  Jessica was a member of the 2011 Florida Philathropic Mentor program and in 2013 was selected to be a part of the Inaugural Class of the Association of Small Foundation (Exponent Philanthropy) NextGen Fellows Program.  Jessica was also featured in the Exponent Philanthropy Series “Philanthropy Lessons”. In 2014 Jessica joined the Junior League of Tampa and is passionate about giving back to the community.

Jessica has a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She spent two summers in Colombia working on her master’s thesis and a winter in New Hampshire working for the Hillary Clinton campaign. She enjoys traveling, cheering for the Florida Gators and spending time with friends and family.

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. - Saint Pope John XXIII