Jessica Barquero (she/her/hers)

Coordinator of Leadership Programming & Events

Jessica Barquero joined Women Leaders in College Sports in October 2018. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Leadership Programming and Events where she manages the logistics and execution of all virtual and in-person leadership programming for the organization. 

Since joining Women Leaders, Jessica has proactively created an environment that fosters career advancement and continuously implements innovative methods to increase member engagement throughout association events and leadership programming.  Additionally, she  assists with the Women of Color Initiative and provides strategic direction for the Women of Color Initiative Committee, as well as the Community . Jessica oversees Women Leaders scholarships, including but not limited to, institutes, convention, women of color and the Stronger Together membership scholarships. 

Prior to Women Leaders, she was a graduate assistant in Student-Athlete Enhancement at the University of South Florida Athletics. At USF, Jessica worked to provide holistic student-athlete development programming for all 17 varsity sports and served as the co-instructor for the Selmon Mentoring Institute program.  As an active sports advocate,  she assisted with hosting the 2018 NCAA Track & Field East Regional Meet as the Director of Volunteers. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and received her master’s degree in education, with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from USF.

Jessica previously served as the Accreditation and Community Engagement Intern during the summer 2016 US Olympic Trials for TrackTown USA. During her stent at TrackTown USA, she devised a track and field clinic for local schools, collected and distributed accreditation information for over 3,000 client groups, worked with local and federal law enforcement to manage data flow and a host of other things to ensure the security of the national event.
Former track and field hurdler and native of Miami, Florida, Jessica loves running and strength training, spending quality time with loved ones, and experiencing exquisite cuisines in her free time. 

Contact Jessica: | 816.389.8200 ext. 2