Jessica Palacios is the Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for Talent Acquisition at BlackRock. In this capacity, Jessica leads a Center of Excellence established to drive and support DEI projects, partnerships, and practices on behalf of Talent Acquisition. In addition, Jessica leads Americas Campus Recruiting. Outside of her professional responsibilities, Jessica also volunteers with the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). Jessica holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.S. in Human Resources from New York University. Jessica lives in the state of New York with her spouse and son.