Jessika graduated from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, with a degree in Law and holds a joint master’s degree in International Criminal Law from the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University.
Jessika has solid experience with human rights-related litigations, as she has served as a legal adviser for the Brazilian Judge at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She has also served a criminal lawyer in white-collar cases in the aftermath of the Carwash scandal in Brazil.
Aside from legal activities, Jessika was engaged in volunteer projects. She taught English for children and teenagers in one of the most disadvantaged communities in the surroundings of Brasilia in the Voluntearchers Program. She has also assisted in the organization of UN Models in various schools in Brasilia, whilst also providing international law and human rights law lessons for the participants.
Her native language is Portuguese, and she is also fluent in English and Spanish.