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Summit Speaker

Jessica M van Dop DeJesús

Retired Marine Corps telecommunications officer (Lieutenant Colonel) and founder and editor at The Dining Traveler, an online publication delving into the realms of food and travel for the past ten years. With a keen passion for hospitality, I wear multiple hats as a writer, content creator, and editor, curating compelling stories that showcase the fusion of flavors and destinations. Beyond crafting engaging narratives, I also develop social media and digital content strategies for travel and culinary brands. My contributions have garnered recognition and features in publications such as Business Insider, Eating Well, Travel and Leisure, AFAR, and more.

As a dynamic public speaker, I have shared insights and expertise in various prestigious food and travel industry events. From captivating keynote addresses to engaging panel discussions, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to the stage. Additionally, I have honed my skills as a panel moderator, guiding discussions and facilitating meaningful conversations.

Beyond the stage, I am deeply passionate about digital marketing and social media education. I have served as a workshop facilitator at the Digital Media Institute and Bunker Labs, equipping individuals and businesses with the tools and strategies to thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

With a multicultural background and fluency in multiple languages, I leverage my diverse experiences living abroad as a Marine Corps officer and civil servant in telecommunications to bring a fresh perspective and a strategic approach to all endeavors.

Let’s connect and explore how my expertise as a public speaker, educator, and seasoned professional can add value to your next event or help your organization thrive in the digital age.


Jessica M van Dop DeJesús

Jessica M van Dop DeJesús

Founder & Editor, The Dining Traveler

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