Jessica Aguilar graduated from California State University Channel Islands with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University to earn a master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jessica’s undergraduate studies in Psychology and early high school experiences within the medical field and with individuals with disabilities initiated her path towards becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Along the way she plans to contribute to positively impacting youth across the Antelope Valley.
In early high school years, Jessica actively volunteered with Palmdale High School’s Special Education program and organized the 2014-2015 Special Falcons Prom. Volunteering led her to a Special Education- Resource teaching position for the 2021-2022 school year where she learned to be creative and adaptable. Through this opportunity, she was able to sharpen her collaborative outreach skills in working with multiple providers involved in the child’s life such as caregivers, social workers, teachers, administrators, and counselors to best support the child.
In her free time, Jessica is a competitive soccer coach for both High School and travel teams. With her education and life experiences she has built her passion for instilling confidence in the youth she encounters in hopes of creating lasting positive change in the community.
She is eager to start her journey with Friends of the Children in actively contributing to the youth and families of the Antelope Valley!