Jessica Patel

Global Programs and Operations Manager for Diversity, Equity, and inclusion


I help to ensure projects happen and work gets done! This helps to make my co-workers lives easier and have less manual work to do.

I love learning about what other people's needs are and how a project can meet those desires.

I spend a lot of time in meetings and talking with people. We talk through different projects and figure out solutions.

I studied Accounting and am a CPA, which is a special certification you can earn in accounting. I used to audit companies with PwC, which is where you go into a company and double check their work. I then worked at Google accounting, where I turned the tables and was responsible for getting the work that auditors check. Finally, I went to eBay, where I started on their accounting team. I joined a leadership development program and eventually transitioned into Project Management. I love helping others!

I enjoy helping the next generation (that's you!) to develop and figure out how to be the best version of themselves.

I love traveling and try to travel at least once a month. I live in Germany, but am originally from Ohio... I also spent time in California and in Switzerland. I also enjoy cooking and baking.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do." ~ Edward Everett Hale