Program Manager, San Diego Hunger Coalition
Jaqueline Hess is the CalFresh Program Manager for the San Diego Hunger Coalition working to eliminate barriers and increase access to food assistance in San Diego County. She has an extensive background in hunger and poverty relief and is dedicated to serving her community. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego State University, she served one year of national service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Hunger Free America. This experience reaffirmed her passion and commitment to public service and social justice.
Jaqueline was a 2019 Fellow of the San Diego Leadership Alliance Institute and a 2019 Graduate of Mid City CAN's Board and Commissions Training Program. She serves as the Board Chair of HandsOn San Diego helping to strengthen San Diego communities through volunteer action and leadership development. She is dedicated to making a difference by empowering others and working on community issues related to hunger, housing and poverty. In her free time, Jaqueline enjoys spending time with her adopted dog, Milly, trying new foods, and reading psychological thrillers.