Jessica Arauza-Phillips - Sacramento

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Jessica Arauza-Phillips - Sacramento

Jessica Arauza-Phillips is a People and Culture professional who advocates for anti-oppressive and equitable practices in organizations. Her dedication to advocacy and social justice stems from her upbringing as a daughter of immigrants and farmworkers in the Central Valley.

Jessica is a triple alum of Sacramento State where she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies, and a Master of Arts in Education. Her graduate research focused on impostor syndrome among Latinas in leadership.

Jessica serves as the manager for Learning, Development, and Employee Engagement at Hamilton Families, a non-profit whose mission is ending family homelessness. Prior to her current role, she worked in higher education managing educational equity programming, serving students from underrepresented backgrounds, and developing mentorship and tutoring programs. Her expertise includes leadership development, building diverse and equitable talent pipelines and pathways, community building, strategic initiatives, and implementation of DEIB multi-year plans.