Discovering Identity: Jessica Gomez on Growing Up Mexican-American
Posted by TFOCB Studios on Feb 9, 2023 8:00:00 AM
Jessica Gomez is a dynamic Latina professional who has overcome many challenges to achieve success. She joins us on The Face of Latina Professionals to share her story.
Born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico, Jessica moved to the United States at the age of 10, an experience that had a profound impact on her. For a long time, she was unhappy about the move and struggled to find her footing in a new country where she didn't speak the language.
However, with the support of a patient fifth-grade teacher and her own determination, Jessica began to relearn her confidence and embrace her identity as a Latina.
It wasn't until high school that she started to truly identify as part of a larger community of Spanish-speaking individuals from South of the border. This new realization came from forming close relationships with friends from other Latin American countries, and learning about their unique cultures and traditions.
Despite her initial struggles, Jessica is now a proud and accomplished Latina professional. The oldest of four siblings, she and her family have remained close throughout their lives.
The motivation behind the family's move to the United States was for better education and the opportunity to be together as a family, a goal that has been achieved. Jessica's journey is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of community.
Despite the challenges she faced as a child, she has overcome them to become a successful Latina professional, a symbol of hope and inspiration for others who may be facing similar struggles.
The Face of Latina Professionals Podcast is proud to showcase Jessica's story and celebrate her accomplishments.