Portrait of Jessica


When I met Jessica, she was on her second year working as a tax preparer for H&R Block. Ever since she was eighteen, and got her first job, she did her own taxes and found she liked filing tax returns. Her associate’s degree was in accounting from Antelope Valley College. She planned to get a bachelor’s degree in accounting at California State University Bakersfield.

Prior to working at H&R block, Jessica worked in warehouses, and assisted with family rehabilitation, specifically drug and alcohol issues. English was her primary language, she knew a little bit Spanish but also could speak her own native language in that she is part of the Pueblo of Zuni tribe, New Mexico. She was born on the reservation and most of her family still lived there.

When she was four years old, Jessica came to California to live with her aunt and uncle because a California education was better than the one provided on the New Mexico reservation. She grew up in Antelope Valley and went to Highland High School. At the time of this posting, she lived with her daughter, who wanted to be a veterinarian.

Jessica and her daughter had an 18 years old water turtle, a two months old little turtle, a Chihuahua, a Rottweiler, a Jack Russell Terrier, and a Russian hamster.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 28, 2017, in photography, Portraits and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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