Jessica Salinas is an Associate Partner at Stat Zero, a global investment fund working towards achieving zero. There, she co-leads investments in emerging technologies, impactful social enterprises, and underrepresented founders. Previously, she founded the Social Impact team at Headspace, and as Social Impact Lead, she developed the strategy to make mindfulness affordable, accessible and relevant by integrating meditation in K-12 institutions, nonprofits and global organizations serving marginalized communities in a sustainable, scalable manner.
While Jessica was at the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, she co-author edits first national research report on the State of US Latino Entrepreneurship and served as the founding Director of its executive education program, which gave Latinx entrepreneurs education, mentorship and access to capital resources to grow their ventures. Additionally, Jessica serves on the Board of Words Uncaged, which provides programming for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in LA.
Jessica received her BA in Communication from Stanford and her MS in Social Entrepreneurship at USC Marshall School of Business.