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This page contains my curriculum vitae. It is a bit untraditional, as I have spent 20 years in the Air Force and academia. I believe these experiences have given me a great deal of breadth of life, leadership, and gratitude for the life of "the mind." I take full stock in being human, having feelings, constraints, opportunities, and many, many privileges. 

Curriculum Vitae

JESSICA A. HUERTA
jessica.a.huerta@gmail.com

UCLA Office Address: 375 Portola Plaza, 264 Haines Hall, Los Angeles CA 90095
 

EDUCATION

  • Doctoral Candidate Degree in Sociology, Awarded Fall 2017:

    • Social Media Representations of Dads Wearing Babies

    • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Expected June 2023

  • Master's Degree in Sociology, Awarded Fall 2015:

    • Newspaper Representations of Women In Combat

    • University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.A. in Sociology, Awarded Spring 2011:

    • Honors Thesis: Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment in the Air Force

    • University of California, San Diego (Honors with Highest Distinction) with a minor in Psychology

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2022. "If They Call Me 'Sir,": American Newspaper Representations of Military Women." Feminist Media Studies 

  • "Making [Involved] Fatherhood Look Badass[?]: Instagram Representations of Men Wearing Babies (under review)

METHODS

  • Survey research, Archival research, Interviews, Participant-Observation, Organizational Assessments, Media Analysis, Consumer Research, Focus Groups, Content Analysis (Discursive, Visual), Conversation Analysis

  • SPSS, Excel, DEOCs, FAMNet

CLASSES TAUGHT, LECTURES, AND INVITED TALKS:

  • Sociology of Gender, UCLA, Teaching Assistant

  • Sociology of Violence, UCLA, Teaching Assistant

  • Introduction to Sociology, UCLA, Teaching Assistant

  • Lecture: US-Mexico Border: Deaths on the Migrant Trail, Sociology of Violence, UCLA

  • Lecture: Transkids, Discussion of "Ma Vie En Rose," Sociology of Gender, UCLA

  • Lecture: "Other Identities": US Military, Integrative Studies 201: Building Community, Mercer University

  • Lecture: Intersex Research and Societal Implications, Sociology of Gender, UCLA

  • Invited Talk: Psychology in Action Symposium, Masculinity in Media, Data Blitz, UCLA

  • Invited Talk: Pat Tillman Foundation Fellowship Application Training Panel

  • Invited Talk: UCLA Graduate Division Diversity Fellowship Lecture and Round-Table

  • Invited Talk: Veteran-Civilian Connection Panel, Integrative Studies 201: Building Community, Mercer University

  • Invited Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Student Orientation Week, Panelist, UCLA

  • Invited Talk: Student Veterans of America, Accountability Group Seminar, UCLA

  • Invited Talk: Sociology Doctoral Pro-Seminar 201, Student-Advisor Communication Advice, UCLA

  • Invited Talk: Veterans Resource Office, Graduate Program Advice, UCLA

  • Invited Talk: UCLA Chancellor Fireside Chat with Student Veterans, discussed unique issues facing Veterans

  • Invited Talk: Suicide Awareness of Women Veterans at UCLA, discussed resources and resiliency

  • Invited Talk: UC Presidents Student Veteran Board Nominee, discussed unique veteran issues

  • Invited Talk: UCLA Women Veteran's Breakfast, discussed power of community and suicide prevention

  • Invited Talk: Female Veteran Health & Wellbeing Panel, discussed interdependence and strength in seeking help

  • Invited Talk: "High Ground" Screening and Panel, discussed resiliency and team building

  • Conference Session: Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment in the Air Force, UCSD Undergraduate Research

  • Conference Session: Men Wearing Babies in News and Marketing Media, California Military Department Public Affairs

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS:

  • Pat Tillman Foundation, Scholar Fellowship, 2x

  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles, 2x, UCLA

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Sociology, UCLA, 2x

  • California National Guard Educational Assistance Award, 4x

  • Gen. "Chappie" James Award, Officer Training School, 24th TRS, Maxwell AFB

  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA

 

SERVICE:

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Southern California Regional Captain 2021- Present

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars Leadership Summit, Research Mentorship Facilitator, 2021

  • Emcee: Undergraduate Research Week, Community and Innovation, UCLA Sociology and Public Affairs Panels A and B 

  • San Diego Unified, Elementary Parent-Teacher-Association Website Chair January 2020 - Present

    • Manages website, calendar, names, and sponsor information across multiple fundraisers and events

  • San Diego Unified, Elementary Parent-Teacher-Association, Arts Attack Class Room Lead January 2016 - Present

    • Instructed 36+ art methods and theory for classes sized 23-34 students

  • Postpartum Support International, Climb Out of Darkness Hike San Diego Founder & Participant January 2015 - Present

    • Facilitated 2 events connecting women and provided resource fair and camaraderie

  • Student Veterans of America Member January 2010 - Present

    • Advocate for student veterans, provides advice for new students via webinar for 30+ students

  • Samuel F.B. Morse High School, Class of 2002 Alumni and Community Adviser January 2002 - Present

    • Provided keynote address at 4 educational and fundraising events

 

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • California Air National Guard March Air Reserve Base, CA---Public Affairs Officer June 2016 - Present

    • Leads multi-media production team of 13, facilitates multimedia productions to showcase our diverse unit's dedication to saving lives and property

  • California National Guard March Air Reserve Base, CA---Equal Opportunity Advisor September 2008 - June 201

    • Communicated Title 7 Rights via monthly seminars to 1000+ personnel, Conducted survey research and focus groups

  • United States Air Force, Active Duty Vandenberg AFB, Travis AFB, CA---Quality Assurance Inspector July 2002 - July 2008

    • Inspected Air Traffic Control Communication, radar equipment, and 20+ technicians

 

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:
• Basic Military Training, United States Air Force
• Community College of the Air Force, Electronic Systems Associates Degree
• Professional Military Education, Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB
• Mediator Certification Course, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute
• Equal Opportunity Advisor Training, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute
• Community College of the Air Force, Social Services Associates Degree
• Profession of Arms - Center of Excellence, Volunteer Instructor Induction
• Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Honor Flight
• Public Affairs Qualification Course, Defense Information School, 91% GPA
• Operational Security Fundamentals, Identity Management
• FEMA, Incident Command System, Disaster Response Force

MEDIA:

• "Veteranos En Pie de Lucha," Front page cover and inside news story, La Opinion, Los Angeles
• Veteran of the Game, UCLA-USC
• "West Wing Reflections: Women's recent gains in politics mirror show's nomination of female chief justice," Daily Bruin, UCLA
• "Mercer professor aims to strengthen the veteran-civilian connection," The Den, Mercer University
• "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell", Zero Point Zero Producer Interview, CNN

Contact

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.