Jessie is the Vice President of Donor Advised Services and has been working with CAF America since 2011. She is a leading expert in international grantmaking from the U.S. and Canada as well as in local country laws on foreign funding. She manages the grants team, overseeing fund management, charity vetting, and grantmaking. Additionally, she is managing the operations of our newest office, CAF Canada.
Jessie completed her Masters in International Development at American University in 2016, and she holds B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Anthropology, graduating summa cum laude from the honors college at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management at Georgetown University and is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals (STEP). Jessie is fluent in Spanish and holds a Spanish Certificate of Translation and Interpretation from her alma mater.
Prior to joining the CAF America staff, Jessie volunteered for 1.5 years as a visitor coordinator, tutor, and child caretaker at an orphanage in Honduras.