Jessica Alvarado

Position Title
Innovation and Extension Specialist


Agronomist with a master's degree specializing in fruit growing and a diploma in university teaching from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso (PUCV; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso), Jessica has experience in the field of fruit, research and teaching, three essential pillars in her work in extension at UC Davis Chile.

Specifically, Jessica worked in technical consultancy on major fruit trees, especially cherry and walnut trees, whilst in the academic field, in addition to teaching a series of subjects, she worked in administration and management of careers related to agronomy and agribusiness at the PUCV and INACAP (Chillan headquarters). Jessica began her professional career as a research assistant in public-private projects.