Jessica Vega

Senior Policy Analyst, Rhode KIDS COUNT

Jessica Vega is a Senior Policy Analyst at Rhode KIDS COUNT. In her role, she leads statewide policy analysis, advocacy, research, and project management in education and economic well-being. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rhode Island College, where she was awarded the 2022 Faculty of Arts & Sciences Honor Roll Award in Recognition of community activism, and a Master’s Degree in Community Development from Roger Williams University. Previously, she was the President of the Central Falls City Council, championing progressive policies in housing, immigration, police reform, and youth-led programs. She currently chairs the Central Falls Juvenile Hearing Board, dedicated to keeping youth away from the juvenile criminal justice system.