Jessica Benitez

Ying

Bio

Jessica was born in Mexico City, Mexico on September 26, 1996. Soon after her father came to the U.S to find work, Jessica and her mother also emigrated to the U.S in 2000. At the age of four years old, Jessica began attending Claremont Elementary School in Claremont, North Carolina.

Adjusting to life in the U.S.

Monday, Aug. 27th 2001 at 9pm

Claremont, NC

Claremont, NC

Nervous about going to a school where she won't understand anybody, 4 year old Jessica strives to learn and understand English quickly. Her determination is not limited to language barriers, and she works to her full potential in school.

Duke T.I.P Ceremony

Monday, Sep. 15th 2008 at 9pm

Davidson, NC

Davidson, NC

Jessica's primary focus is still school. She is and avid reader and is placed in all advanced level courses at Newton Middle School. During her 7th grade year, Jessica qualifies for the Duke Talent Identification Program. This program allowed her to take the SAT while in 7th grade, to measure potential. After taking the test, Jessica did well on it and was invited to Davidson University in North Carolina to receive honors along with a group of her peers who also took the exam.

High School Graduation

Friday, June 6th 2014 at 9pm

Newton, NC

Newton, NC

Now through with her high school career, Jessica graduates with honors from Newton-Conover High School. She is a first-generation high school graduate in her family. Finally her dream of living in New York would become a reality. Earlier in the year she had been accepted to NYU, with a full scholarship, to study international relations and sociology.

Mr Wilks

Lesley Gore - Sunshine Lollipops Rainbows (Mr Wilks 24 Hour Mix) by Mr Wilks

Career and Life after NYU

Friday, April 19th, 9pm

New York, NY

New York, NY

Jessica received her degree in International Relations from NYU, and graduated with honors there as well. Luckily, she graduated debt-free. After graduating, Jessica was employed by a large company to travel abroad. Her multi-lingual abilities were her greatest asset in this field. She really feels like she made her parents proud. While traveling in France, Jessica met the Spaniard Estefan, which would eventually become her husband. They would have 2 children, Adrian and Camilla.