Jessica Conner "There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it." -Amanda Gorman, The Hill We ClimbJessica was born and raised on Hawai'i Island. After she graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa with her MSW, she felt it was of utmost importance to give back to the community that raised her. Jessica is a compassionate professional who advocates for children, families and communities. By utilizing a strength-based approach, she aims to help others develop their skills, abilities, and enhance individual and collective well-being. Jessica is an experienced content creator with a strong track record of building, leading, and inspiring programs, activities and events. She has a passion for supporting women and children's mental health and has experience working with survivors. Jessica is dedicated to working alongside Native Hawaiian 'ōpio within Hawai'i's juvenile justice system and continues to create opportunities towards prevention. Jessica is honored to perpetuate the Queen's mission, as she serves as a Direct Service Specialist out of Kīpuka Kona. She demonstrates empathy towards others’ needs and concerns, and is a talented communicator skilled in supporting, guiding, protecting, representing, and understanding the population that she serves.