JESSICA LARA, BA             


Educational Background: Graduated from NIACC with an AA degree and University of Northern Iowa with a BA degree in Social Work, and a Minor in Spanish.

Background & Experience:  

Completed an internship at Waterloo’s YWCA

Planned and facilitate education sessions for English classes for non-native speakers and the Wize Girlz after-school program.

Assisted counselors at Camp Courageous

General Focus:

I have a passion to support and guide others. It’s second nature for me to advocate for those who do not have a voice.


LBGTQ + Safe Zone Ally Training Part 1 

Experienced working with:

  • Adolescents 

  • Adults

  • Children 

  • Immigrants

  • Refugee families

  • Spanish speaking clients 

Habilitation Services Counselor