Jessica García-Kohl is principal of Koine Strategies, working with cities, schools, and tech employers to drive 21st-century skill-building through innovative education and workforce partnerships.
For two decades, Jessica has worked to address the educational and opportunity gaps adversely impacting children and families. She has held executive roles in non-profit education and affordable housing organizations and has served as a policy advisor for the cities of San José and San Francisco.
When not working, Jessica serves on the boards of high-impact organizations, volunteers in local schools, and enjoys the outdoors and community events with her husband, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.
Jessica holds masters’ degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in Public Policy and Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University.