Jessica Gelico

Communications and PR


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.

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.

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. I'll be back again as soon as my schedule can make it work!

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the momentidc just tell meslack/email okwith kindnesswith contextwith examples

Things that deeply motivate me…

Making money💰Winning 🥇Work to make the 🌎 a better placeHaving a good time 🕺Running the show, being in charge ⚡️

I'm energized at work by…

getting sh*t done.jam sessions

also walks outside!

Personality type


I work best as a…

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

My favorite books 📚

Where the Crawdads SingKnow My NameThe Ride of a Lifetime

My biggest fear

Being bad, wrong, or corruptBeing trapped, deprived/limited, or in painBeing weak, controlled, powerless

What's in my dock

Everything our team uses (Chrome, Slack, Zoom) plus Notion for my own organization/tracking and Spotify for the tunes.

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

taking a lot of breaks or literally just sitting

My Achilles Heel is…

Spending a lot of time on a project I'm very excited about vs other work

Most used emojis

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

My Candor Graph

What does this graph mean?