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Program Coordinator, Witness to Witness


Jessica Calderón (she/her/ella) distinguished herself in her undergraduate psychology studies with outstanding technical and interpersonal skills. At Texas State University, she studied cultural competence, mental illness, and human relations. As an MCN intern, she worked with Roxana Pineda at the Ventanilla de Salud, providing local Mexican citizens and Latinxs with health resources. In 2019, Calderón graduated from TSU with a double major in Psychology and Spanish Literature. After graduation, Calderón was invited to return as a staff member to support MCN's International Projects and Emerging Issues program. Currently, Calderón works with Kaethe Weingarten and Pam Secada on the Witness to Witness program and continues to collaborate with International Project and Emerging Issues program.
Calderón plans to obtain her Master’s, where she will specialize in working with client populations who have a history of trauma, abuse, attachment interruption, and family problems of origin. She believes that through meaningful work alongside patients, they can overcome or manage trauma and gain significant improvements in health, self-esteem, relationships, and general quality of life. Calderón was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico; she is currently based in Austin, TX. Besides work and education, Calderón is passionate about any activity that allows her to connect with nature, from kayaking to mountain hiking. She also likes travel, art, music, books, and quality time with friends & family. As demonstrated by her consecutive participation in the 3M Half Marathon, Calderón loves challenges and is always ready to get out of her comfort zone.