There are so many incredible things that I could say about Jess Pettitt and her numerous talents. I can say without a doubt in my mind that I have never in my life met someone so talented and inspiring as Jess.
I had the privilege to work in the same division of Student Affairs at The University of Arizona as Jess. In her short time with us not only did she have a unique and special personality that touched the lives of all those who got the chance to work with her, but she also created something out of nothing in terms of the Social Justice Leadership Center. A center that before her arrival was simply a title turned into a fully functional center that oozed passion for Social Justice throughout our campus. There was programming, training, hanging out and simply a completely new feeling for the center that Jess essentially created from thin air.
I feel honored to be able to say that I had the opportunity to work with Jess and I know that everyone else that worked with Jess was turned into a 'Social Justice Believer' after mere minutes hearing her talk.
She truly is a dedicated and wonderful person! The only bad thing I can say about her is that I am bummed she is no longer with us at The University of Arizona!