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Yessica Gonzalez

BS, IMLS, PBT, MT*

Bilingual Victim Services Advocate

“Si lo crees lo creas”
If you believe it, you can create it. 

she | her | hers

Yessica identifies as Indigenous- Mexican-American. From her previous experience as Health Manager in Oncology Clinics, hospitals, and laboratories, she considers that the best quality control in our lives is to provide our body and mind with adequate attention to our mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health. In her position as a bilingual community advocate for victim services, Yessica provides ongoing care to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking. This includes supporting victims who are undocumented and in need of crisis stabilization after victimization. 

 

As a survivor of violence, Yessica believes we make the difference with empathy, gratitude, and love while respecting all perspectives and views. Yessica knows that if we learn from the past in the present, we could create a better future honoring the earth and our ancestors to impact this and the next generations. She serves as a committee member for the HIRWI MANA Award that honors and recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous People and their families. 

 

Yessica has a bachelor's degree as a Chemical Pharmacologist Biologist with a Clinic and Pharmacy specialist from the University of Guadalajara. She was a volunteer at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center at OB Department, in Mexican Red Cross and Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences. Now she is a volunteer with the Walworth County Literacy Council. Previously, she was a Peer Advocate and President of the SOCE Club at Gateway Technical College.   

 

*International Medical Laboratory Science, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Technologist