Jessica Garcia is a 19 year old girl. She stands 5 ft, 2 ½ inches, with long hair. She’s Native and Dominican. She was born on May 13, 1994 as an only child in San Jose, California. At the age of 3, Jessica was adopted by her godmother and was moved to Douglassville, Georgia.
When Jessica was about 4, she remembered getting her first actual bike without training wheels. It was special to her because it was her first official bike. It had pink ribbons hanging off from the sides with a horn and a bell. At the age of 7, she was exposed to dance when her mother put her in ballet and salsa class. Growing up, her favorite food was pizza; she’d always eat pizza. She’d even try to eat it 7 days out of the week. A Sunday meal to their family is rice, shrimp, empanadas, chicken, red velvet cake, pound cake, you name it. It was pretty much a buffet.
Jessica has had education from preschool to college, which she still attends right now. She spent her elementary and middle school years in private schools such as SAC 1-8. But her mother finally let her go to a public school when she went to high school. Then she attended Atlanta High School and graduated. She now attends Clark University. Thinking back on it, her mother had a huge impact on her in school. If she got an “F”, her mother would be down there with a belt, ready to beat her butt. That’s how much her mother was on her.
I asked her, “When did you consider yourself a grownup?” The answer was surprising because she didn’t consider herself grownup until 1 month after having her son, Jayden Jamal Garcia. He’s 2, and adorable. Jessica treats her child the same way she was treated, spoiled and loved. She never curses, smokes, or hits him, because she was never brought up that way – at least until she was in high school. Jessica is the type to go to church every other month because she was never really brought up in church; most of the time she was forced to go.
Jessica is a brilliant young women who is on the rise to become anything she wants to be in life. She has the support and love from her mother and nana. The biggest thing is her son. She has him to think about and what kind of lifestyle she does and doesn’t want him to have.