Jessaly graduated from the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School. Born in the U.S., she grew up in Ecuador and returned to the U.S. in 10th grade to pursue a better education. At BHS, she took part in the RISE program, was a member of Link Crew, interned at Oakland Catholic Worker, and tutored English language learners. Jessaly is also a Y-Scholar. She will be a first generation college student and plans to study pre-med.