Jessica Allen is transfer student from City College of San Francisco double majoring in African-American Studies and Social Welfare. She joined NavCal as a student fellow in Spring 2020. She is on an educational path that leads to a Juris Doctorate in Civil Rights law, with the specific intent to serve her communities. As a first-generation, transfer, student parent, Berkeley Hope Scholar & DSP student, Jessica's mission is to pioneer initiatives and policy changes for marginalized pregnant and parenting families. When she became a mother at fifteen, Jessica vowed to make an impact on reproductive health. Through this work, She has proudly supported over one-hundred births in her community and addressed chronic stress, social isolation, and emotional hardship within her practice. The path she intend to chart as a Civil Rights Attorney would be confronting the systemic and institutional disparities within the field of infant and maternal health. Her vision as a global leader includes modeling intersectional interventions, strategy, and advocacy that will lead to initiatives for maternal and infant health care reform.
- Mellon Mays Fellowship Recipient
- Public Service Center Peter E. Haas Leaders Fellowship Recipient
- VeVe Clark Institute Fellow
- University Section Club Grant Recipient
- Orion Scholarship Grant Recipient
- Offered a board position on the Orion selection committee
- Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship Recipient
- Applied to 5+ scholarships so far
- Met Assistant Vice Chancellor Fabrizio — and got a Letter of Rec!
- Received 3 Letters of Rec from UC Berkeley professors so far