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Jessica Amascual

Jessica Amascual

Donor Relations Manager

Jessica has been with Groundswell’s Funder Organizing team since 2020 and is excited to continue supporting our amazing donor community in her augmented role as Donor Relations Manager.

Jessica is a queer Asian and Indigenous artist, bruha, traditional health worker, futurist, and reparations pathfinder. She is intuitive, grounded, and believes deeply in reclaiming ancestral ways of being and healing and that our most authentic expression is a catalyst for change. She is inspired by what could be and is passionate about energizing others with visions of the future. As a development professional, she is lit up by reparation frameworks that center equity and those that uplift and resource our most historically oppressed.

Jessica currently resides on Kanaka ‘Oiwi Land on the illegally occupied island of Oahu, Hawai’i, and strives to act in alignment and solidarity with the sovereignty and liberation work led by the people there. She holds a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California, where she was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. She also received a certificate in Social Action and Justice from Pepperdine University, where she earned a B.A. in Economics.

She has a decade of experience in community development and most recently, organized around healing justice for traditional health workers of color in unseeded Warm Springs territory, known now as Central Oregon, facilitated community healing spaces, and tended culture work through her art and meditation offerings.