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#WeAreGapInc: Meet Jessica

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More than the clothes we create, Gap Inc. is defined by its people. Our dedicated, eclectic, passionate culture is driven by pros, with personality. Say hello, get to know us, and take a closer look at what (and who) we’re made of. Meet some of the many people who make Gap Inc. great. #WeAreGapInc

Jessica Peregrino is one of those women who can seemingly do it all. A 12-year veteran of Gap Inc.’s Legal team, a committed athlete and mom of two — is there anything she can’t do?

And after spending just a few minutes with her, we would say the answer is no. Jessica would even tell you there’s a song tailor made for her: “It relates to not only running, but my life. I am bulletproof, nothing will get in my way. If I want to do something, I’m going to do it, and nothing’s gonna stop me.”

Jessica’s everyday style is carefully chosen. She selects each outfit to make sure she can easily transition from the office to hitting the pavement outdoors where she can break a sweat. “I wear Athleta a lot; I like to be comfortable,” Jessica says. “I don’t want to dress up and dress down later.” You’ll always see her in sneakers, along with her hair up or in a braid. Heels aren’t really her thing.

Find out the music track to her life and what fuels her vivacious spirit.

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What do you do for Gap Inc.?

I work on the Gap Inc. legal team, and it’s my job to make sure all of our real estate agreements (including our stores, HQ properties and studios) stay accurate and are done by the book!

What inspires you?

The people who surround me on a daily basis. I believe that life is about making things better for the people you care about. I do the best work when my goals benefit others.

Style personality

I love the athleisure trend, but I also tend to gravitate towards simple basics. I just love to be comfortable.

Go-to outfit

Usually sweaters that are comfy, but nice enough for work, and leggings. Anything that makes it easy to change gears and get my runs in during the work week.

All-time favorite piece of clothing

My 1997 Banana Republic coat. It was retailed at $299. It was something I wanted way before I even worked here. So, I saved up, and when it went on sale for $150, I finally got it! I still have it and can never part with it.

Last purchase

I entered the TCS New York City marathon. It’s a lottery, and I just found out I got selected!

What you’ve learned from customers

Everyone is different. We need to be nimble and cater to many different needs.

Favorite Gap Inc. moment

I got to co-star in an activewear video for employees where two coworkers and I ran through the grassy hills in San Francisco. It was so fun to meet new colleagues and be featured in such an inspirational message, which was “we are better together.”

First job

1995 at Taco Bell.

Epiphany moment

Doing something I’ve never done before and challenging myself even further — I’m running my first full marathon in July, the San Francisco Marathon.

Always puts you in a good mood

My kids and chocolate.

Theme song

Titanium by David Guetta f/Sia.

Something people don’t know about you

I’m allergic to the cold. 

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