Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Manzo

Jessica Manzo, MA in Philosophy Class of ‘23

Jessica began her college education in Biochemistry at Bakersfield College—the community college in her hometown—but switched to Philosophy after a called ‘the ethics of living and dying’. From there, she transferred over to California State University Bakersfield in 2017, and in 2019 she earned a BA in Philosophy along with a minor in Economics. Along the way, Jessica became very invested in the Philosophy for Children Program (P4C), and so decided to continue in Philosophy at the graduate level. While at CSULB, she interned at Golden West Community College and worked as a peer mentor in CSULB’s GradMentor program. Jessica writes, ‘I am thankful for the relationships, mentoring, education, and time spent at CSULB. I now work at Dignity Health, Mercy & Memorials Hospitals as a Health Services Coordinator serving all ages across Kern County. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, partner, and friends and catching up on my favorite shows’.