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I Inspire Troops to Travel with Jessica Quezada

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From the little league coach to the former addict helping those still struggling, hear from people from all walks of life how they show up as a vessel for service and drive for transformational change.

The S.O.S. (Stories of Service) – Ordinary people who do extraordinary work Podcast hosted by Theresa Carpenter, a 27-year active duty U.S. naval officer who found service was the path to unlocking trauma and unleashing your inner potential.

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I Inspire Troops to Travel with Jessica Quezada

S.O.S. (Stories of Service) - Ordinary people who do extraordinary work - Edition 106

Traveling will always be a massive part of my life. So, I couldn’t be happier to learn that a fellow prior service member and communicator started a travel company devoted to our military community.

Jessica shows how to travel ethically on a budget, bringing people together in the most welcoming, beautiful, and diverse climates.

Jessica Quezada is a Dallas, Texas native who graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2012.  Her love and passion for the arts and, more specifically, photojournalism led her to join the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Correspondent in 2013.

Quezada’s first assignment was to Marine Corps Recruiting Command, where she served with a small office of Marines who covered all recruiting initiatives and events across the United States.  Traveling from Nashville to New York and other major cities, Quezada helped tell the Marine Corps story through the larger lens of recruiting. Afterward, Quezada departed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, where she served as the current and future operations chief for the Public Affairs Office at the air station.

Two years later, Quezada was assigned to her final unit, the Recruiting Station in Orange County, where she served as the marketing and communications director.  During her Marine Corps tenure, Quezada acquired various skill sets that ranged from media relations and crisis communication to journalism and social media marketing.

In her off time, Quezada traveled as often as possible and began a military travel community in June 2019 called LiboRisk.  What started as a travel community with inspirational content became an operating business in April 2022.

Quezada recently graduated the Outward Bound Outdoor Educators Course, a grueling 2-month program designed to create the next leaders in the outdoor industry.

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