Jessica Gonzalez has worked in marketing for nonprofit performing-arts organizations nationwide. Among them have been The Glimmerglass Festival, Apollo Chamber Players, Opera in the Heights, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and Houston Grand Opera. Before her career in arts administration, Gonzalez studied opera at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, performing roles such as Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus), the Queen of the Night/The Magic Flute, and Countess Almaviva/The Marriage of Figaro. She earned a Master’s Degree in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston, where she was a Presidential Endowment Fellowship scholar and was elected to serve on the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee. A first-generation college student, Gonzalez attributes much of her personal and professional growth to studying and performing opera and is dedicated to supporting the art form.