Jacquelyn graduated cum laude from Oregon State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Management. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia working on health and nutrition education, youth development programs, and a campaign to promote the local agricultural food system. She has a working knowledge of Pohnpeian.
Field placement: Ohio Association of Foodbanks
Jacqueline worked to increase the number of farmers and Farmer's Markets engaged in the Ohio Agricultural Surplus Production Alliance, an innovative partnership that links food banks, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the emergency food assistance network with commodity producers, farmers, growers, and processors.
Policy placement: National Head Start Association
Jacquelyn assisted NHSA with the development of a broad Health Initiative in order to enhance the resource services it provided to Head Start programs nationwide. The information gained through this initiative was presented to Head Start programs in various formats to support their efforts in specific health-related areas.