Originally from Pennsylvania, Desstia Jones graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. After college, she worked at a psychiatric hospital in Pennsylvania. Wanting a change to warmer weather, she then moved south to Virginia Beach.
While in Virginia Beach Desstia worked in asset protection management for a large retail company. After 5 years, she moved closer to family in the Fredericksburg area. She worked in security and mental health positions before challenging herself with a career change into cybersecurity and now recruiting.
Desstia is excited about joining Matern Staffing where she can integrate her IT background with recruitment. Daily, she interviews candidates to understand their work history, experience and personal needs to place them in the right position. At Matern, Desstia fulfills her passion for helping people. She enjoys connecting with job seekers and knowing she may lessen the stressors that come with finding employment.
When she is not working, she finds time for new adventures with her family on her 6-acre farm. She’s a long-time vegetarian and animal-lover excited to expand her farm, one animal at a time.