MPH, Senior Health Program Planner
Jenny is a Senior Health Program Planner at the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s (DPH), at its Zuckerberg General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) site. She was born to Guatemalan immigrants in San Francisco’s Mission District, which she credits for her passion for social justice, equity and immigrant rights. She has over 15 years’ experience in program development, budget planning, policy, and administrative management in public health focused on advancing health equity. Jenny is a graduate of the statewide Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute,which focuses on training Latina leaders in creating fundamental change in their communities. In January 2015, she was appointed by President pro tempore of the State Senate Kevin De León to the Professional Fiduciaries Committee part of the Department of Consumer Affairs.Jenny has a Masters of Public Health from San Jose State University and completed her undergraduate education, with a double major in Political Science and Spanish, from the University of California at Davis.