Jessica, a Petty Officer 2nd Class, made her transition to the civilian world on October 1, 2018. So first, “Thank You” Jessica for your service. I am so excited to highlight Jessica, as her strength of planning and goal setting, enabled her to quickly transition back into her new chapter in life. While in the Navy, Jessica was an Interior Communication Electrician installing telecom on the military bases in Southern California. Her eyes were focused on a position well before she was honorably discharged. Knowing the importance of networking with her civilian counterparts – Jessica was able to carryover these affiliations and connections, resulting in a position as a Telecom Specialist, working for the Department of Defense on December 24, 2018. In this role, she is responsible for the coordination, planning and execution of telecom requests on the same military bases.
Throughout our mentoring, we concentrated on effective communication, influencing decisions and ensuring her points are clear and understood. She is delightful to be paired with. I am proud to share, Jessica is married to her military husband and she is also working towards a degree in Applied Math. Her professional goals are to stay her course with the DOD, move up in continuous learning while acquiring additional responsibilities. Congratulations Jessica on your new journey.
Mentor: Colleen Dellolio-Coons, Gilbert, Arizona, UPS