Senior Manager, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Jesika manages and oversees deliverables for the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network’s (AVIN) Toronto Regional Technology Development Site (RTDS). Located at MaRS, the Toronto RTDS has a particular focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning as they apply to connected and autonomous vehicles. Jesika connects MaRS teams, MaRS-supported companies and partners to various RTDS locations and stakeholders across Ontario.
Prior to joining MaRS, Jesika worked at the Ontario Centres of Excellence as portfolio manager, automotive and mobility. She also worked for a Japanese automotive original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) in Monterrey, Mexico. Jesika holds a bachelor degree in manufacturing engineering with a specialization in total quality management, as well as a master of engineering in entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2014, Jesika was selected for the prestigious Action Canada fellowship program while also being recognized as one of the “Top 10 Most Successful Mexicans in Canada” by Latinos magazine.