Jessica Gelico

Communications and PR


I work best as a…

Strategist: I love managing projects. High-level strategy convos is where I show up best.

Personality type


A fun fact about me is…

I'm a boomerang volunteer at the Oakland Zoo.

I was a "teen wild guide" in high school, educating guests about animals in the children zoo. Then I became a camp counselor, leading the children during Zoo Camp. Most recently, I was an animal care volunteer (my favorite) where I basically was an assistant for the Zookeepers.

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Things that deeply motivate me…

Making money💰Getting things done ✅Work to make the 🌎 a better placeHaving a good time 🕺Running the show, being in charge ⚡️Making my parents proud 🥺

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AMmeeting block then deep work block

Having a block of meetings helps me to get a clear view of the work that needs to be done. Following that with a block of deep work allows me to actually get that work done.

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the momentidc just tell mewith kindnesswith contextwith examples

I value direct feedback that will help me and the team reach success and I’d prefer it sooner rather than later. Tell me what I need to hear not just what I want to hear.

How I relax

Walking with friends

It's a (literal) breath of fresh air and the best way for me to decompress. Getting to simultaneously exercise out the stress while also talking about it and/or talking about other things lets me be really in the moment and relax.

My core values

BalanceChallengeCreativityLearningMeaningful WorkSuccessProductivity

Being able to balance creativity and productivity makes me feel motivated and successful. Challenging and meaningful work makes me feel like I'm making an impact.

Outside of work, you'll find me...

WalkHikeBinge watch TVReadEat at a new restaurantSpend time with friendsSpend time with family

I learn best by…

doing it

I’m a hands-on learner. I appreciate thorough and informative training guides that I can always refer back to, but I won’t really understand and know how to do something until I do it. I also ask a lot of questions, but only after I have tried to figure it out myself first.

You will make my freakin day if you…

private praise / thank you!send me chocolateshare an idea

Words of Affirmation is my official love language, but food is my unofficial one. I also love getting to just talk with teammates about cool new ideas (work or personal).

Most used emojis

Did you know a bunch of these are "canceled" now?! See:

My biggest fear

Being worthless or not valuedBeing trapped, deprived/limited, or in painBeing weak, controlled, powerless

How I try to show up at work


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