Jessa Lewis is the Executive Director for Blue Collar Fund, a nonprofit she founded to remove barriers to careers in the trades for disadvantaged populations. She previously was a consultant working on economic development in midsized cities and rural communities and also worked on political campaigns and launching startups. Jessa earned a BA from The Evergreen State College in Resource Management and Policy and pursued an MBA at Presidio Graduate School in Seattle. In addition to the WCV Board, Jessa serves as a founding board member of Alliance for a Healthy Washington. She is proud of her Eastern Washington roots and has been lovingly called “notorious” by multiple members of Congress.