Jessica O'Connor

Teacher/Mentor

M.Ed

Education

Jessica graduated with an M.Ed in Secondary Education and teaching credential from the University of Phoenix in 2018. Previously, she attended CSU San Bernardino, earning a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Biochemistry.

Experience

Jessica worked for 6 years as a Research Chemist in the Biotech industry prior to going back to school to earn her M.Ed. After student teaching, she spent 2 years at a local school district as a substitute teacher. She is very excited to now be a part of the Fusion Family.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Jessica is very passionate about science and has worked in a variety of industries from biomarkers and DNA synthesis to toxic gas detectors.
  • She left the industry to raise her 2 children (both now in middle school) before returning to school, where she specialized in developing Math and Science curriculum based on her industry experience.
  • Jessica is an avid crafter and traveler. Most weekends, when she is not out traveling with her family, she can be found in her home studio behind a sewing machine, 3D printer, vinyl cutter, paint brush, or computer designing her latest creations.
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