After graduating from the University of Arizona in 2006, Jessie started a career in the for-profit world. However, it didn’t take long for her to realize that her real passion was in the nonprofit sector. Jessie is now a chief advancement officer for ACCEL, a nonprofit serving individuals who have special needs. Prior to this role Jessie has had a variety of fundraising and leadership roles within health and human services organizations. Her main focus in all of these roles has been raising money for a mission, leading and managing teams and growing the capacity of the organizations. Even while growing her career within the nonprofit sector, Jessie has given back to the University and a variety of other organizations serving as a board member and in a volunteer capacity. Jessie serves on the Arizona Alumni Association governing board, President of the PhoenixCats Alumni Chapter, former board member of the San Diego BeachCats Alumni Chapter, and serves as a mentor in the Wildcat Mentor Society.